When humidity levels in your house become a challenge

Humidity control is essential for indoor air quality.

Any extreme humidity levels may affect the overall effect of the HVAC system.

Besides heating and cooling your house, a sound HVAC system should also help with ventilation needs. Unfortunately, most units do not prioritize ventilation as a primary function of the AC. The air conditioner only does fundamental ventilation roles that may not be sufficient for areas with humidity challenges. But how does one know that they have a humidity issue? Well, the first indication is foggy windows, rotting wood, visible mold, and intensified allergies. If these keep happening, then it may be time to have a professional HVAC test to know the levels in your house. When the humidity levels exceed 60%, then you are in trouble and need immediate intervention. Besides what you already see, this high humidity level may cause serious damage to your walls and may affect paintwork, wallpaper installations, and brickwork. The damage can be serious, especially when left unchecked. In such cases, proper heating is advisable. You may have to use dehumidifiers for indoor heating solutions if your furnace is not doing enough. However, humidity levels can also happen the other way round. In case of low humidity levels, homeowners can invest in humidifiers to protect their electronics and prevent their wooden floors and wooden items from shrinking and spoiling. If you live in an area with such serious fluctuations, have your HVAC technician’s number on speed dial or get a humidity monitoring gadget to know when to intervene. Note that a properly functioning HVAC system must have a good ventilation system in case you want to upgrade.

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