Keeping your Savannah Area AC Safe from MoisturePublished on: April 25, 2012
It will take minimal effort to keep your Savannah, GA, home safe from moisture. Limiting the number of houseplants will reduce the humidity levels inside the home. Using the bathroom vent while showering or bathing will also help. Always turn on the stove vent while cooking; this reduces humidity and odors. Install and use a bathroom vent in the laundry room and turn it on while doing the wash. All of these things will help reduce the moisture in the home, but it will not address the overall humidity of the climate. Your local air conditioning service and repair company can ensure your HVAC system will work to remove excess moisture in your home.
During seasonal maintenance, have the air conditioning service and repair technician inspect the ducting system. Leaks in the ducts allow moist air to leak into the attic. The moisture will destroy the wood, decking and the insulation. Repairing the leaks and properly insulating the ducts ensures the safety of the attic and improves your home’s air quality.
New HVAC systems allow the user to choose the indoor humidity levels. If the air is too dry, respiratory problems can be created or aggravated. If the air is too moist, mold growth can occur. At your next air conditioning service and repair visit, the technician can help you choose the best unit for your home and budget.
Keeping the drain line clear of algae and mold growth will ensure the excess moisture is drained outside the house. If your HVAC system does not have an access port in the drain line, the air conditioning service and repair technician can install one for you. Every month, pour in a cup of ordinary household bleach. This will keep the drain line clear.
Your Savannah, GA, home will have no trouble with excess moisture by following these tips. The work is not hard, and the reward is a comfortable and healthy home.