High Humidity Levels in Your Home – An Uncomfortable and Sticky Situation

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High humidity is uncomfortable.  You feel clammy, sticky, and miserable. Even with the A/C running you can still feel the humidity in the air. Indoor relative humidity should be kept below 60 percent. In fact, the EPA suggests indoor humidity levels be between 30 percent and 50 percent.  

Excess moisture in your home creates a whole list of problems including:

  • Musty smells
  • Condensation on windows
  • Wet stains on walls/ceilings
  • Mold and mildew issues
  • Rotting wood
  • Pest problems 
  • Allergies 

Mold near a window in house. Condensation on window.

We Have A Solution for Year-Round Comfort

A whole-house dehumidifier installed by Aqua Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Services is the answer for year-round comfort throughout your entire home. Plus, whole-house dehumidifiers up to 4 times more energy-efficient than single rooms, portable dehumidifiers. When you use a whole-house dehumidifier, you will remove up to 135 pints of moisture per day from the air in your home; that is the equivalent of up to 16 gallons!

Controlling the humidity levels in your home will:

  • Make you feel more comfortable
  • Help avoid damage to your home from high humidity levels
  • Restrict the growth of allergens
  • Provide for a cleaner, healthier air in your home

High Humidity Causes Problems in Your Home

Mold loves humidity.  If you reduce the level of humidity in your home, you’re helping to control dangerous mold growth.  

Humidity levels above 70% can also lead to corrosion in metal pipes, damage to sheetrock, woodwork, doors, and cabinets, and increase infestations of dust mites, termites, and other insects.  Allergy and asthma sufferers benefit from keeping the humidity levels in the home below 50% by reducing the possibility of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold growth. If the humidity inside your home is making you uncomfortable.  A whole-house dehumidifier is an answer for year-round comfort.   

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