When it comes to your home’s climate, the humidity level is just as important as the temperature. Too much humidity can lead to health problems for you and your home in Vero Beach, FL. Here are three reasons humidity control matters.
Protect Your Home’s Interior
Too much humidity can wreak havoc on your home’s interior. Hot air can hold more water than cool air. So when you run hot, humid air from outside through your air conditioner, that cooled air may not be able to hold all the water that’s in it. This leads to condensation as that water looks for somewhere to go.
Water could condense on your windows or walls, leaving water spots behind. Too much humidity can also harm the finish on your wood furniture. Extreme humidity can cause wood furniture to swell, putting stress on its joints and even causing it to crack.
Protect Your Home’s Structure
Water condensing on your windows can eventually drip onto your window frames and sills. Left unchecked, this could cause those parts to rot. Worse, it could let more moisture into your walls, leading any wooden components inside to rot and allowing microbial to grow.
Protect Your Family’s Health
Humid air is a breeding ground for bacteria and other pathogens. Microbial growth in your walls could also be multiplying in the humid air.
These growths can make you sick or aggravate any allergies you might have. Keeping your humidity level between 40% and 60% will keep you comfortable and safe while also keeping your home safe.
If you have excess humidity in your home, call the experts at Barker Air Conditioning and Heating. We carry a products that can help your home maintain right amount of humidity. Contact us to find out how we can help you control the climate in your Very Beach home to keep you comfortable all summer long.
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