While having indoor air that is too dry presents problems, air with too much moisture can also be a bad thing. Mold, mildew, bacteria, insects, and dust mites thrive in warm, moist conditions. Since most homeowners would rather these things stay as far away from their home as possible, it’s worth thinking about how your home’s humidity levels might be affecting your family’s health, and the cleanliness of your home.
At 72 degrees Fahrenheit, a home’s humidity level should be between 40 and 50 percent. Anything above this level can potentially cause problems. Considering the humid conditions in Southwestern Florida, we at Conditioned Air highly recommend dehumidification systems in local homes to relieve excess air moisture. This system works by using a separate refrigeration circuit to pull excess water vapor from the air. A dehumidification system helps to curtail the above mentioned problems, as well as keep the humidity in your home well-regulated.
Portable units are available on the market; however, they can be time-consuming to clean and maintain. Also, they only work within a certain area of your home. We recommend a whole-house dehumidification system that attaches to your home’s central heating and cooling system, to ensure that all areas of the house are being evenly dehumidified, thus creating comfort and promoting health and livability.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about dehumidification and other HVAC topics, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.