Humidity is something that residents in University Park, Florida, have to deal with throughout much of the year. However, your home shouldn’t feel overly hot and humid, especially when the air conditioning system is working properly. Take a look at some of the warning signs that your indoor humidity level is too high, as well as what to do about this problem.
Foggy, Wet Windows
One of the first signs that you have excess moisture in your home is the presence of water droplets on the insides of your windows. You may also notice that the windows fog up. Since humidity is vaporized water, it tends to accumulate on the glass surfaces first. If you spot this warning sign in your home, it’s important to work on getting the moisture level under control. Too much humidity indoors can damage the wood furniture and flooring in the space, as well as increase the risk of biological growth.
Start by lowering the temperature on your thermostat to get the air conditioning system running. A central AC unit can help with excess moisture, removing humidity from the air as it also removes the heat. If this doesn’t solve the problem, you may need to use a dehumidifier to further manage the moisture level.
A musty smell is another indicator that the air in your home is too moist. When moisture is present, the risk of biological growth increases, which can cause spores to spread in the air. Many people suffer from allergies, so you may also notice symptoms like congestion, sore throats, skin rashes, eye irritation, and coughing when you’re exposed to this type of growth. The indoor air quality is also at risk. If you catch a whiff of something musty, contact an HVAC professional to determine whether this issue is of major concern.
If you notice any of these warning signs of excess moisture in your space, contact our team of HVAC experts at Aqua Plumbing & Air by calling (941) 306-3715.
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