Did you know that a lack of ventilation can lead to a high amount of humidity in your home? I didn’t understand that humidity and ventilation can go hand-in-hand, until I had a conversation with my heating and air conditioning professional.
My wife and I were having a lot of trouble with high temperatures in the house.
Even with the air conditioner running all day and all night, the temperature in the house still felt warm and wet. My wife and I had an old dial thermostat, and we had no way of knowing how much humidity was building up in our home. When we contacted the heating and air conditioning professional, he measured the amount of humidity in our home. Our percentage of moisture in the air was close to 60%, when it should be around 30-35%. The heating and air conditioning professional suggested that our home atmosphere would benefit from a dehumidifier. He also suggested that more ventilation would help as well. My wife and I decided to buy a dehumidifier for our HVAC unit, but we also decided to add an exhaust fan in the Attic. The exhaust fan helps pull excess warm air and moisture out of the house. The dehumidifier helps rid the house of moisture as well. With the added ventilation and the dehumidifier, my wife and I are hopeful that the problem will eventually subside. Humidity can cause a lot of problems like mold and mildew, and that will eventually ruin all of the equity in your home. I’ve seen an entire basement destroyed by mold, and I don’t want that to happen to my home.