The Baton Rouge area is no stranger to humidity. However, having too little moisture in your home is not ideal for your family’s health. Poor humidity levels can lead to respiratory problems and poor indoor air quality. Improper humidity levels can cause damage to the outside of your house too. Managing these levels provides a more comfortable environment that’s better for your health.
How Much Is It Too Much?
Ideally, the relative humidity level inside your home should be between 30 and 40 percent. You may not notice the level at all unless there is too much moisture inside your home.
Noticeable Signs of Humidity
- Condensation causes windows to fog up.
- When the humidity inside your home is too high, it is hard for the air to dry, and you get a clammy feeling in the air.
- Bugs and other insects need water to thrive. Condensation provides the necessary water, so pests infest your home.
Health-Related Issues Caused By Humidity
- With extra moisture in your home, your body’s natural ability to cool off is hindered.
- Respiratory problems are a serious concern when you have too much or too little moisture inside the home. An itchy nose and throat, tightening in the chest, and asthma flare-ups are all common reactions.
- If your body can not cool itself down when you’re outside, especially in the high heat and humidity of a Baton Rouge summer, you can suffer a heat stroke.
Solving Your Humidity Problem
There are a number of ways you can solve the moisture problem inside your house. If the humidity in your home is too high, you may want to consider installing a dehumidifier. Keep your AC unit at a comfortable temperature during the hot months.
Taking simple corrective measures to help control the humidity in your home, can greatly increase the air quality. These steps can also help you make sure that everyone in your home is comfortable and healthy. If you need some help finding the best balance, call One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Baton Rouge at (225) 320-4162 or visit us online.