How Humidity Can Impact Your Home

The kids are out of school and the official first day of summer is just around the corner. If you are from the Kentuckiana area you are aware of the summer weather that we have in the bluegrass. The summer heat and humidity takes over, and we have to make adjustments to manage the impact that this weather can have on our homes. When humidity is present there are problems to be aware of in and around your home. Read on to learn about how humidity impacts your home and what you can do to prevent some of the problems that may arise this summer.

  • Mold: Something to be aware of when humid weather is present is mold. When it is humid, moisture can come into your home and cause mold to grow. To decrease the chance of mold in and around your home, check common areas where moisture gathers, and dry these areas out as often as possible.
  • Pests and Dust Mites: When humidity is present, pests, such as bugs and dust mites, thrive and multiply. The best way to handle this invasion is to eliminate moisture and humidity in your home as much as possible. You can do this by investing in a dehumidifier and making sure that your air conditioning unit is running efficiently. 
  • Rotting Wood: If you have hardwood floors, rotting wood is something that you should be aware of during the summer season. When humidity is high, wood floors can become damp, causing the wood to cup and rot if this goes untreated for a long period of time. 

The best way to handle these unpleasant side effects of humidity is to make sure that your air conditioner is running efficiently to help with the dehumidification of your home. To ensure that your unit is running efficiently, check to make sure that your air filters are clean and that you have had routine maintenance. If you think that your unit is not running as efficiently as possible, call Automatic Air today!