Indoor Air QualityDon’t Let High Humidity Levels Get You Down this Summer

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Surely, at some point, you’d heard someone tell you that it is not the heat that makes you uncomfortable on a hot summer day, but rather, the humidity. Trite and cliche as this may sound, there is actually a lot of truth in that statement. Very humid air can hold heat very effectively, but causing discomfort is just one of the problems that humidity can lay claim to. Don’t worry, though. You can get even the most oppressive of humidity levels under control by using a whole-house dehumidifier in Everett, WA. Just remember that you need to have your dehumidifier installed and serviced by a qualified professional.

What Problems can High Humidity Cause?

  • Discomfort: As stated above, high humidity levels can lead to serious discomfort. Humid air holds heat effectively, and the humidity in the air surrounding your body can inhibit the evaporation of sweat on your skin, which is a natural cooling method. For these reasons, humidity can make a hot day feel unbearable.
  • Wood Rot: Property damage may not be the first thing that you think of when it comes to humidity, but it is a real concern. You can suffer from water staining in your home, but even worse is the potential for wood rot therein. Of course, wooden floorboards and fixtures may also warp, compromising your property further.
  • Biological Pollutants: Such pollutants, including viruses, bacteria and even mold spores, thrive in damp conditions. Not only are you more likely to suffer from aggravated allergy symptoms in humid climates, but your chance of becoming ill may also increase. Of course, nobody wants to deal with mold growth in his or her home. If the air in your home is too humid, though, this is a very real risk.

Let G & S Heating Cooling & Electric install and service your whole-house dehumidifier. 

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