High Humidity Can Also Destroy Home Comfort, Heating, and Air
When it comes to heating and air, the real problems come when humidity levels are too high. While it is uncommon in California, it does happen, primarily in high efficiency homes built to minimize heat loss. This is because these homes trap in atmosphere, which includes moisture.
High humidity levels invite all sorts of tiny critters and creatures into the home. High moisture levels also encourage microbiological growth. Homeowners then deal with water stains, condensation, mold growth, rotting wood, insect infestations, and other issues.
During the wintertime, it is best for home humidity to hover between 30 and 40 percent.
Your heating and air may be compromised with high moisture content if:
- You smell a musty odor in the home
- You have allergic responses to dust mites or falling indoor air quality
- You find mold and/or microbiological growth
- You see wood furnishings warping out of shape
- You feel sticky and muggy in the home
- You see the windows condensate
If you experience any of these issues, contact your heating and air specialist to make the necessary corrections.