Summer can be extremely uncomfortable, not necessarily because of the temperature outside, but rather the presence of humidity in the home. The surrounding moisture in your indoor air, in fact, can reach such high levels that even when we perspire, the sweat doesn’t fully evaporate, which is the reason for that unpleasant “sticky” feeling.
High humidity levels, unfortunately, can have adverse effects on your home and health. Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning, one of the top local HVAC companies, discusses each of them in today’s article.
Associated Health Issues
Too much humidity in your home can create a breeding ground for organisms such as mold and bacteria to grow and thrive, decreasing the quality of your indoor air in the process. This is especially a problem if you or one of your family members have respiratory problems. Breathing contaminated indoor air can aggravate allergies and bring about the symptoms of asthma. It can also affect your skin, as the amount of moisture in the air promotes oil secretion and the development of blemishes.
Problems With Your Personal Belongings
Excess moisture in the air can also be the cause of a variety of other issues, especially when it comes to your personal electronics and clothing. Corrosion, overheating and short-circuiting can happen to your mobile device if it’s exposed to high humidity for an extended period of time. In addition, it negatively impacts your clothes by slowing down their ability to dry, which is one of the reasons why unpleasant odors tend to emanate from clothes that have absorbed humidity.
How to Deal with High Humidity Levels
Any air conditioning replacement pro would recommend investing in equipment that will help control humidity and indoor air quality. At Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer products and services which will help improve the air that you breathe in your home.
Choose Connolly for all your air conditioning repair or heating installation needs. You can begin by consulting with one of our HVAC specialists. From there, we can discuss potential solutions for the problem of high indoor humidity. We offer air filtration products, humidifiers and air ventilators, all of which ensure moisture control and help prevent the harmful effects of humidity on your home and your family’s health.
Call (925) 420-0078 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Martinez and Concord, CA, residents.