Managing Humidity in Your Home

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Managing humidity in a home in Cedar Park, Texas.

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Humidity is a major player in home comfort, and your air conditioner and dehumidifier can play large parts in helping you manage the level of humidity in your home.

If you have a well maintained air conditioner that is functioning properly, it will remove the humidity from your home. If your system is not working correctly and can’t remove the humidity from the air, you could continue to turn the temperature down and never reach an ideal level of comfort.

Signs That you Have too Much Humidity at Home:

  • Moist air
  • Damp or musty smell
  • Fog or condensation on your windows

Humidity Facts

  • It only takes between four and six pints of water to raise the humidity level of a 1,000 square feet from 15% to 60%.
  • The number of people in your home will affect the humidity level since one person breathing can produce up to 1/4 cup of water in and hour.
  • Some mold can grow when the relative humidity level is above 50%. Most molds like relative humidity above 60-70%.
  • You should have a hygrometer in you home to measure the temperature and relative humidity. Ideal relative humidity is 40-50%.

Mold Facts

  • Mold needs 3 things to grow: moisture, warmth and food.
  • Mold decomposes dead organic materials like wood and materials made from wood, like paper.
  • Molds can digest some synthetic things such as pastes, paints, or adhesives.
  • Molds secrete digestive fluids that decompose the substrate and make nutrients available.
  • Mold cannot digest nonorganic materials like concrete, plastic, glass or metal, but it can digest a possible layer of dirt or dust that coats the surface of these.

Dehumidification

The best recommendation for managing the humidity level in your home is to install a dehumidifier. This is a device that works with your air conditioner to remove moisture from the air before it is circulated through your home. It helps to keep your home comfortable all summer long.

Contact Us

Talk to one of our experienced technicians when you schedule your maintenance about the best ways to combat humidity in your home. If you would like to schedule service, please call 512-257-8423 or request service online. We provide service to Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, and the surrounding Texas communities.

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