What Issues Can The Florida Humidity Pose To My Home?

It goes without saying that Florida is one of the more humid states in the United States. If you’ve lived in Gainesville for a while, then chances are that you’re used to the humidity.While humans have the ability to adapt to humidity, our homes do not. Homes are built from an array of materials, and for most of those materials,  their structure when moisture is added. One of the ways that we’re able to overcome this problem in our homes is through HVAC systems.

Plenty of people believe that they save money by turning off their AC units during the summertime. Leaving the windows open and allowing for a draft to pass through should do plenty good for cooling your home, right? While the light breeze might suffice as a method of cooling, it definitely does no good for your home.

The issue at hand here is that your HVAC system removes humidity while it cools your home, removing any of the issues that mass amounts of humidity create. One of the primary concerns that humidity in your home brings on is a decrease in air quality. Humidity is able to carry more pollutants, allergens and gunk, which makes it increasingly easier for you and your family to get sick.

Aside from the chances of illness increasing, homes that have high levels of humidity notice damage to walls and other parts of their home’s interior. This happens from mold and mildew buildup which is going to be inevitable when humidity is able to flourish. These types of factors are not only unwanted in a home, but they’re unsafe. Having mold or mildew build up in your home will cause for your health to take a giant plunge.

If you think that opening your windows this summer will be plenty to cool your home down, think twice. At North Central Florida Air Conditioning, Inc., we can provide you with all of the knowledge that you need to find the HVAC unit that is right for your home. We can also handle any repairs that you might need and provide you with advice on how to make running your AC more cost efficient. Schedule a consultation from one of our experts, today.

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