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How Humidity Can Affect Your Home | Tri-City

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Those hot and humid days can be unpleasant, but beyond the bad hair days, it can also play a huge toll on your home. Whether you realize it or not, an uneven humidity level can do a number on your home and leave you with some serious repairs down the road. So if you are always battling that damp hot air, here’s what it could be doing to your home:

Encourages Mold and Mildew Growth

A home with high humidity means a home with excess moisture. Too much moisture when not taken care of can lead to some very unwanted mold and mildew growth; this is most common in hard to dry areas, and it can often make its way to the walls causing some major structural issues.

Damages Your Wood

High humidity can lead to moisture on your wooden fixtures and floors and is something you’ll want to avoid. Excess moisture can lead to faster rotting and warping. Just the littlest bit of humidity and your wood will warp leading to structural issues.

Heightens Your Allergies

Humidity is one of the biggest reasons for indoor allergen growth. When humidity is above 50 percent, your home becomes more prone to mold, dust mites, bacteria, and other indoor allergens. So when humidity is high, so is your allergy and asthma symptoms.

Leads to HVAC Issues

Humidity plays a big part in temperature. In winter months, humidity holds heat better reducing the need to overheat your home. When it comes to summer and your AC, humidity is leading to wasted energy, higher chances of malfunctions, and more stress on your AC system and is why proper maintenance is critical. Regular tune ups will allow you to know when your system is working overtime and can keep your HVAC system working at its very best.

If you are looking to schedule regular AC maintenance, residents of southern Connecticut can count on the experts at Tri-City Heating and Cooling. Schedule your service online, or call (203) 303-5700.