When it comes to humidity, you might think that the weather outside is more important. However, this isn’t always true! Indoor air quality (IAQ) and humidity can be compromised by sources like leaks or dirty vents. This causes excessive moisture in your home and leads to all sorts of problems with IAQ. Any coastal region will have consistently higher humidity levels than the inner areas of the country. Homeowners need to keep an eye out for their humidity levels and pay attention to seasonally adjusted values. Levels between 45% and 55% in your south Florida home are ideal. Fluctuations will impact everyone’s health if left unchecked long enough. Don’t worry; the licensed professionals at Lindstrom Air can help find and even install a solution that helps you and your family breathe easier.
What is a Comfortable Indoor Humidity Level?
Ideally, Pompano Beach and Port St. Lucie homes should maintain an indoor humidity level of 45%-55%. High humidity levels indoors are a prime climate for bacteria and mold growth. Even on a regular day with the A/C or heater running, there will be humidity indoors when you live in a subtropical climate. It’s typically higher in September and lowers in April.
How to measure indoor humidity
Humidity can be challenging to measure, but there are a few different ways you could go about it. The most accurate way to do so is a hygrometer. An electrical hygrometer will need some sort of temperature gradient for its sensor to work correctly. They often use metal chambers whose readings depend on how much moisture is present around them.
Ways to reduce indoor humidity
Regular A/C Maintenance. Did you know your home’s air conditioning system is an essential part of fighting humidity? It takes warm, humid breezes from the house, cools and removes moisture from that air, and then pushes it back out into the home. If you don’t maintain your A/C regularly, then dirt/dust can build up, which causes systems to stop working as effectively at removing water vapor. This will leave us more susceptible than ever before! Be sure to schedule regular A/C maintenance with one of our Lindstrom professionals.
Lucky for you, we at Lindstrom Air Conditioning and Plumbing can help you maintain your system, so you don’t have to worry about imbalanced humidity levels. Give us a call today at (800) 813-1824.