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Reducing Possibilities of Mold by Lowering Humidity

Published on: May 2, 2012

If the humidity level is high in your home, it could create an ideal growing environment for mold as this substance thrives in moist environments. When there is too much humidity in the air of your home, the result is a build-up of moisture and eventually the development of mold. In addition to causing respiratory health concerns, mold can slowly erode the structure of the walls of your home. If you seem to be fighting a losing battle with mold, our air conditioning installation and repair company would be happy to assist you with removing it and preventing its growth in the first place.

Your air conditioning unit can help to keep humidity out of the air of your home, but it sometimes needs extra help to do so. Our air conditioning installation and repair company recommends that you consider purchasing a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air that can lead to humidity. We can send a service technician to your home to review your current air conditioning system and let you know our recommendations for a dehumidifier. It is also important to keep your air conditioning unit well-maintained and clean on the inside. This includes wiping down the coils and fan blades regularly to prevent excess moisture from turning into mold.

Another product that our air conditioning installation and repair company frequently recommends is a relative humidity monitor. Most people are comfortable when indoor humidity is between 40 and 60 percent. If your level of humidity is currently in that range, it may not be necessary to turn on your air conditioning system. Instead, consider purchasing a humidity indicator from our air conditioning installation and repair company. It will alert you when you should turn on your air conditioner because humidity levels are getting too high for comfort.