Everyone in your home pays attention to the thermostat. Your spouse is too warm, your kids are whining about being too cold, and forget about what the in-laws will say! The climate of your home is more than just the temperature though. The humidity level in your home can have a huge impact on your home and your health. Read on to discover the impact of humidity on your home climate.
What Happens if There is Too Much Moisture?
Too much moisture in the air can cause damage to both your home and your health. If the humidity level in your home is too high it could mean mold and mildew growth. Mildew growth in the walls and carpet of your home can cause bad smells, and even make you ill. Mold and mildew is especially dangerous to older and younger people. Excess moisture in your home can also mean pests. Roaches and other insects are attracted to moisture, and breed in homes with too much humidity.
What Happens if There is Too Little Moisture?
If you’re experiencing nosebleeds, a dry throat, and/or skin dryness then your home may have too little moisture. Dry air in your home can cause chronic illness. When you inhale dry air constantly the mucous membranes in your nose and throat can dry out leaving you susceptible to colds and other illnesses.
Get Your Humidity Just Right!
Getting the humidity level in your home just right assures better health for you and your family. If air is too moist a dehumidifier can be installed by a professional, and if it is too dry you may want to consider investing in a humidifier.
Tired of messing around with the moisture in your home? Call (478) 781-9107 and let the experts at Total Comfort Cooling & Heating fix it for you!