Control the Humidity Levels in Your Home and Reduce Mold Potential

Published on: May 16, 2012

Mold is a toxic substance that can grow easily throughout your Athens, Georgia home if you don’t take active steps to prevent it. Besides being unattractive, mold can cause serious health problems for those who are prone to respiratory problems such as allergies and asthma. If someone in your home has developed sudden symptoms that include wheezing, shortness of breath, hoarseness, itchy skin and related symptoms, it may be due to undetected mold. Since mold can be dangerous to remove yourself, contact an air conditioning repair or air conditioning installation company to do it for you.


When a service technician from an air conditioning repair or air conditioning installation company arrives at your home, be certain to discuss how you can prevent mold from forming in the first place. The most likely cause of the mold problem is excess humidity in your Athens home. Since homes in Athens are more energy efficient than ever, it can leave steam and heat with no place to go. An air conditioning repair or air conditioning installation company should be able to recommend products to you that will help to decrease humidity.


You may be considering new air conditioning installation because you assume that your current unit is inefficient. In reality, it may just need a little help from other products to operate at peak efficiency. An air conditioning repair company will most likely recommend a ceiling fan to help keep the air circulating and prevent humidity. You can also prevent using your air conditioner too often by purchasing a humidity monitor. This will indicate when the relative humidity is over 60 percent, a level considered to be uncomfortable for most people. Other helpful suggestions include putting in a dehumidifier or air purifier and installing vents in the laundry room, kitchen and near all showers.