Our homes should be a haven during hot summer months – a place to escape dangerous heat and humidity and a location where people can stay comfortable. While homeowners give a lot of thought to the temperature inside during the summer, they often forget about the quality and condition of their air.
Indoor air quality is greatly impacted by humidity levels. Increased humidity can decrease comfort significantly more than temperature alone.
“When there is too much humidity in the air, skin often feels clammy, sweaty or sticky,” explains Norman Woolley, President of Woolley Home Solutions in Maplewood. “Musty-smelling odors, mold and mildew begin invading the living space and the house becomes a breeding ground for termites, cockroaches and other pests.”
High indoor humidity can also damage wood furniture, floors, trim and musical instruments in the house. Some people’s health suffers as well, with humidity leading to an increase in symptom severity for individuals with asthma or other respiratory issues.
This is the time of year when moisture builds to uncomfortable levels. Here’s what you can do to treat the problem of too much humidity:
In addition to ventilation, controlling the humidity level in your home is a significant factor in air quality and comfort in general. If you or members of your family are experiencing any of the health and comfort issues associated with summer humidity, call Woolley Home Solutions at (973)762-7400.
Woolley Home Solutions is a local HVAC business specializing in Indoor Air Comfort. For more information call Woolley Home Solutions – or visit Aprilaire.com.
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