Spring and summer in Decatur, IL, typically means that temperatures outside will start rising, and with it comes increased humidity. When the humidity begins to rise outside, it may also increase in your home. However, there are several reasons that you should be sure to control the humidity in your home in the face of rising humidity outside.

Bacterial Growth

Since humidity is the amount of moisture that is present in the air, too much humidity provides the perfect opportunity for bacterial growth in your home. Since bacterial growth is dangerous to the health of you and your family, it’s crucial that you take steps to control the amount of humidity in your home when considering your indoor air quality. Failure to do so can be dangerous, especially to anyone in your home who suffers from asthma or allergies.

Speaking of Asthma…

Too much humidity can make the air feel thicker. If you or someone in your home suffers from asthma or another respiratory issue, too much humidity in the air can exacerbate their breathing issues. While it’s important to not let the air in your home become too dry, too much humidity can give someone with existing breathing problems and an even harder time getting a good, deep breath.

Floor and Wall Damage

Again, once you understand that humidity is moisture in the air, you can better understand how it can have a negative impact on your floors and walls. If you have hardwood floors in your home, the planks can begin to cup and bow due to excessive moisture in the air. Additionally, excessive moisture can do serious damage to drywall.

Ensuring that your home is comfortable and safe is one of the most important things that we do. Call Tica, Inc. Heating and Cooling today to find out more about our indoor air quality solutions and the rest of our heating and cooling services.

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