How To Address Overly Dry or Humid Air in Your Home

Indoor air quality control

The right humidity level is crucial for your family’s health and comfort. Humidity levels also impact your home and its structural stability over time. For instance, dry air causes damage to wallpaper, paint and wooden furniture. The arid environment will cause cracking and other types of damage. On the other hand, too much moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth; both are destructive to porous surfaces.

How To Address Dry Air in Your Home

Your home can become dry any time of the year, but the winter months are more likely to zap the moisture in your house. Humidity levels are already lower during the winter. When you use a heater, the air becomes even drier. Addressing dry air issues properly will make your family feel more comfortable and will protect against damage.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Use a whole-house humidifier to add moisture to the air.
  • Seal any cracks and gaps in your home that could cause your heater to run longer.
  • Consider automating your home’s climate with Smart AC and humidifier controls.
  • Install an air purifier to protect your family’s health.
  • Have Certified Service check your HVAC system at the beginning of or before winter to ensure it operates safely and efficiently.

How To Combat Excessive Humidity in Your Home

During the warmer months of the year, humidity levels rise inside buildings. If your air conditioner cannot eliminate enough moisture from the air, things will get sticky.

Increased humidity provides a welcoming atmosphere for germs. Increased moisture in the air also makes breathing uncomfortable, especially if you suffer from asthma or allergies. Combatting humidity is critical.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Use a dehumidifier.
  • Check your AC for efficiency and safety for better humidity control.
  • Try to avoid using your oven for long periods.
  • Turn on fans to speed up the evaporation of excess moisture.
  • Move plants outdoors because they can harbor moisture.

Learn About the Ways We Can Control Your Home’s Humidity Levels

Certified Service is a full-service HVAC company offering installation, maintenance and repairs for air conditioning and heating. We provide services for mini split systems and indoor air quality. Certified Service serves home and business owners in Burbank, California, and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn about your options.