How Humidity Can Harm Your Home

an image of mold on ceiling caused by humidity

Florida is known for having high humidity levels and warm temperatures almost year round. Many Floridians run their air conditioners regularly to keep the indoor climate cool and comfortable and humidity levels at bay. While humidity can affect your comfort level inside your home, it can have serious effects on your living space too. Learn how humidity could be causing your home and what you can do about it here

1. Humidity can cause unpleasant odors.

Homes with high humidity levels often have unpleasant odors. Extra moisture inside your house may create musty and damp smells. Reducing the humidity levels inside your house is a great way to improve odors without having to deodorize your space.  

2. Humidity can promote mold growth and dust mites.

Mold growth and dust mites thrive in moist, humid environments. Both of these can result in damage to your property and your health. Some areas of the home may be more humid than others, like bathrooms or laundry rooms, but all areas can be impacted by outdoor humidity creeping into your space through poorly sealed windows and doors.

3. Humidity can damage your property.

Moisture can be detrimental for your furnishings, drywall, carpeting, cabinets and more. For example, moisture can lead to warping and discoloration of your drywall and wood furnishings. Generally, you may not notice that high humidity levels are causing damage to your belongings and property until the damage is visible, so it is important to be take preventative measures to keep indoor humidity levels low.

Reduce Humidity In Your Home with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Largo

Investing in a dehumidifier and a quality HVAC system is a great way to keep humidity levels low in your home. If you’re concerned about the humidity levels in your home, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Largo can provide you with all of the heating and cooling services that you need. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online.