Fight Back with Air Conditioning and Dehumidifiers
Spring has arrived and brought humidity with it. Increased rain produces excess moisture in your home’s air, which can quickly bring on a variety of problems. High humidity indoors causes mold and mildew to form, damages your home and affects your indoor air quality. Keep indoor humidity levels in check by calling KS Services for air conditioning services this spring. We will keep your home comfortable by controlling the climate and improving your indoor air quality.
High Humidity Affects Your Health
The health of you and your loved ones is essential, especially when it comes to the rising costs of medical care. High humidity indoors creates a breeding ground for mold and other microscopic organisms. Dust mites thrive in a moist environment and can quickly spread throughout your home. If anyone in your family copes with asthma or allergies, mold, mildew, and dust mites affect them more than the average person.
Humidity even compromises the body’s ability to regulate its temperature. The extra moisture in the air causes a person to sweat more, and the moisture from the sweat doesn’t dissipate and instead collects along the skin. Individuals will experience increased breathing and circulation issues when they can’t properly cool down. Too much humidity in your home leads to dizziness, muscle cramping and a lethargic feeling. These are clear signs of a body overheating, which is why humidity can be dangerous to your health.
High Humidity Affects Your Home and HVAC System
Not only is your health at risk when humidity is too high in your home, your home and its HVAC system are also in danger. High moisture levels in your home can lead to mold growing in your basement or crawl space, even in your home’s foundation. There are a few signs to look for when it comes to high humidity levels in your home, such as wet spots on your ceiling, peeling paint, or a sticky substance on surfaces in your home. Expensive home repairs are in your future if mold is found within your walls, floors, and the structure of your home.
Your HVAC system can be affected by mold and mildew growing inside your unit when humidity levels are too high. Condensation can form within your components, creating a viable atmosphere for mold to develop and circulate mold spores throughout your home via the ductwork. Any mold spores left in the air ducts will grow and spread, leaving your ductwork damaged and reducing your indoor air quality.
Fight Indoor Humidity Now
If you notice increased health issues, especially allergy symptoms and asthma issues, or signs of mold in your home, call KS Services today. The best way to eliminate mold, and other allergens in your home, is by scheduling air conditioning service with our NATE-certified technicians. We will clean your HVAC system, including the ductwork, and get rid of any mold or mildew present. During air conditioning service, we will repair or replace any damaged components and suggest methods to reduce the humidity in your home.
Installing a whole-home dehumidifier to work with your cooling system will guarantee ideal humidity levels during the spring and summer. By installing a dehumidifier to work alongside your HVAC system, you will increase your indoor air quality and reduce the risk of mold and dust mites forming. Our technicians will suggest during the air conditioning service call if a whole-home dehumidifier is right for you and suggest affordable options for your budget.
Combat rising humidity and mold in your home by scheduling air conditioning service early. Don’t wait until the humidity affects your health and your home. Call KS Services today to schedule air conditioning services with the best HVAC technicians!