The spring season is here and summer is getting closer and closer. If you have lived in the Kentuckiana area for while, you know that our summers are filled with warm and often humid weather. Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air, and when humidity is high it can feel much warmer outside than it actually is. This can have an impact on your home because it will cause certain areas of your home to have extra moisture and become damp, which can cause many problems. Continue reading to learn about the impact humidity can have on your home, and the things to be cautious of before the summer season arrives.
The first thing to be aware of during humid weather is rotting wood. If you have hardwood floors, this is something that you will want to be aware of during the summer season. When the humidity is high, your hardwood floors can become damp. If this goes on for a long period of time and is not taken care of properly, your floors can begin to cup and eventually rot.
Additionally, it is important to be aware of the presence of mold. When it is humid outside, the moisture can come into your home and cause mold to grow if it is not taken care of. To prevent growing mold, make sure to check around common areas that have moisture, such as windows and walls. If you notice moisture in these areas, dry it off as often as you can to prevent mold.
Lastly, moisture in your home can lead to pests and dust mites. Dust mites and other types of bugs thrive and multiply when humidity is present. The best way to handle pests in your home during the summer season is to eliminate the humidity in your home as much as you can.
The best way to deal with the hot and humid summer weather is to make sure that your air conditioner is working properly to help with dehumidification. Make sure your air filters are clean to help your air conditioner run most effectively, and this will help prevent any unwanted problems during humid weather. If your air conditioner does not seem to be doing its job this summer, call Airtech. We will trouble shoot the problem and get your system working properly again as quickly as possible.