You might be sitting in your home right now, wiping a bead of sweat from your brow and wondering “how do I get rid of this humidity in my San Antonio house.” We hear your cries and are here to help.
The humidity in your house is likely to be high in the late summer, which can be caused by a number of factors. One major reason why your house might be humid in September and October is the milder temperatures outside causing the air conditioner not to run as much. Outdoor temperatures are lower and the sun is no longer heating up your home as much as it did earlier in the summer. Your house gets humid because that AC was also acting as your dehumidifier.
When your home is too humid, not only is it uncomfortable but it can lead to a host of problems, including mold growth and increased risk of respiratory diseases. The quality of the air you and your family are breathing will deteriorate the longer your house retains a high humidity level.
Dust mite colonies will also grow in humid areas. Settling in carpets, beds and other fabrics, they absorb the moisture in the air and will thrive the more humidity they can get. Dust mite colonies are not good for your health and can trigger asthma and other health issues.
Humidity is definitely not an evil that must be removed. Not having any humidity at all can also impact your health, leading to asthma, allergy flare-ups, and more. Therefore, keeping your humidity levels within the range of 30-50% is the optimal choice. To measure the moisture in the air of your home, it’s a good plan not to leave it up to chance. A hygrometer is an inexpensive measurement tool that can be bought off of Amazon that will can you the relative humidity reading.
There are many small steps you can take to get rid of the humidity in your house:
Many people may think that switching the fan for the AC to the ON position is enough to battle the humidity in their home. This is not true. It only moves the air around and in most cases, the indoor humidity will drastically increase. We DO NOT recommend leaving the fan in the ON position. During the months when temperatures reach anywhere between 60-70 Fahrenheit outside, turning the AC back on isn’t reasonable. This weather is when a dehumidifier can come in handy.
Want to know which dehumidifier is best for your home? Find out more about what to look for in a dehumidifier.
San Antonio humidity can affect your enjoyment of the summer and early fall months, and Tiger Services definitely want to be here to remove the moisture from your home without drying up your bank account.
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