Mold Potential is Reduced With Humidity ControlPublished on: May 9, 2012
Mold is a dangerous problem that plagues many households, especially those in areas with high humidity, like Atlanta, GA. Fortunately there are a variety of strategies you can use to control humidity in your home and reduce the potential for mold.
Your Air Conditioning System
Simply running your air conditioner will remove some of the moisture from your home that results from humidity in the air. During the air conditioning process both heat and moisture are removed from the air. When you purchase a new system, be sure to choose an air conditioning service and installation professional with the knowledge and experience to help you choose an appropriate system for your home. An air conditioner that is the appropriate size and efficiency level will both cool your home and remove moisture from the air much more effectively.
Whole Home Dehumidification
New Bryant® systems, available from Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealers, are available with cooling and humidity control options. Adding a whole home dehumidifier is another way to go, and this option is often best for those in areas like Atlanta, GA, where summers are particularly hot and humid. Bryant® Factory Authorized Dealers are known for excellent customer service and satisfaction records, and professionals at these dealers can help you choose the most appropriate humidity control products.
Air Duct Cleaning
Another important part of humidity control is the ventilation system. Be sure your air ducts are clean and mold free by scheduling an air duct cleaning with a local air conditioning service professional. Mold in the ductwork is a huge problem because all of the air cycled through the heating and air conditioning system in your home travels through the ductwork. Air duct cleaning is a great way to clear out any existing mold issues and begin with a clean slate with your new humidity control strategy.
Ask your air conditioning service professional about moisture control options at your next air conditioning service appointment. The technician can help you choose the best humidity control products for your home, and can determine if there are any existing mold problems that need to be addressed with services like air duct cleaning.