August 28, 2019
Dry skin is not something we usually have to worry about in Florida. In fact, if there are any advantages to living in a humid climate, it’s that we’re not usually afflicted with the level of dryness that can make skin and scalp flake, while also drying out nasal passages and throat.
November 8, 2018
Learning that there’s a moisture problem underneath your home is concerning. Excessive dampness in this area can lead to serious humidity effects that may include mold growth, musty odors, insect infestations, structural decay, foundation deterioration and HVAC damage.
September 11, 2018
Parents of newborns are justifiably concerned about optimizing everything in the baby’s environment, from indoor air quality, to temperature to just the right amount of sensory stimulation. But what about humidity? Is it important to monitor baby room humidity? Maybe. Read on and learn about relative humidity in your home.
March 6, 2018
Disagreeable musty smells, mold and mildew growth, interior moisture damage and aggravated allergies, asthma and other breathing conditions are issues related to indoor humidity that most Florida homeowners are all too familiar with. Did you know that in addition to causing all these problems, uncontrolled humidity can affect your energy bills too?
February 15, 2018
Improving your home’s air quality and comfort often requires managing humidity levels. In the winter, the air could be too dry and in the summer it’s usually too humid. Air that’s too dry or moist isn’t good for you or your home. Bacteria and viruses thrive in dry conditions and mold needs damp air to …
Continue reading “Humidity and the Seasons: How to Manage Levels Year-Round”
November 30, 2017
During the winter months when it gets chilly at night and you have to operate your heating system, the amount of moisture in your indoor air can drop. This happens because cooler air doesn’t hold as much moisture as warm air, and the heating system dries it out even more.
August 15, 2017
Florida is just a humid place, and regardless of how hard you try, that humidity is going to get inside your home. High humidity is a negative factor in a home for several reasons:
May 19, 2017
Even in Orlando’s relatively humid climate, dry indoor air can still be an issue for many homeowners. Not only can a relative lack of humidity lead to dry, itchy skin and sinus irritation, but prolonged dryness can also cause cracks in paint and wooden furniture. It can even increase the amount of static electricity generated …
Continue reading “Prevent Buildup in a Humidifier”
May 26, 2016
Does your home often feel too chilly or warm when you’re running the HVAC system, but when you check the thermostat reading, it’s displaying what should be a comfortable temperature? The discrepancy you’re experiencing between the actual and “feels like” temperature is most likely due to high humidity and while it’s frustrating, it’s not uncommon …
Continue reading “Controlling the “Feels Like” Temperature in Your Home”
October 15, 2015
Indoor humidity levels affect air quality, and too much or too little moisture in the air can also affect items within the home and the home’s structure itself. To protect your home, as well as your health, you should keep humidity balanced and under control. Here are ways to determine if you have a home-humidity …
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