November 21, 2022
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. Relative Humidity Relative humidity is …
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October 9, 2019
Here in Florida with its subtropical climate, the average annual humidity level is a high 74 percent. The level spikes in spring and summer, because warmer air holds more moisture. If you’re seeing the effects of high indoor humidity this spring, now’s the time to learn more about the benefits of using a dehumidifier.
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.
December 20, 2018
If your holiday plans include doing a lot of baking for family gatherings and other festive events, this can have an effect on your home’s indoor climate. Your home’s temperature and humidity levels can also affect the way your baked goods turn out. Learn more about the connection between holiday baking and indoor climate, so …
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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 …
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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:
August 8, 2017
Did you know that the quality of the air in your home is many times worse than the air outside? A bevy of contaminants can build up, exacerbating allergies, asthma, and other problems. There are a number of potential factors which can contribute to poor air quality.
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 …
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