AC & Heater Repair in San Antonio

Your Guide to Reducing Indoor Humidity

Indoor humidity is present whether the homeowner is feeling it or not. In certain climates, humidity is unavoidable, but that does not mean it can not be limited. There are various DIY methods to reduce indoor humidity, but some cases require the services of a dehumidifier.

Why Is indoor humidity bad?

  • Mold spores will start to multiply and that is bad news for your health. Mold has been linked to respiratory infections and asthma in children.
  • Prolonged moisture in the air will cause wood to start deteriorating. If you spent your hard earned money on renovations, humidity can quickly derail your plans.
  • Mildew (a type of mold), can start to form on fabric and leave it permanently stained. This applies to couches, curtains and other decorative household items.
  • Leaky pipes cause water build up in places that are difficult to locate. Once this water accumulates, it seeps into wood and causes rot.

How do I deal with indoor humidity?

  • Setting your air conditioner to a ‘dry’ setting can help remove moisture from the air.
  • Ventilation will increase the airflow in your home and help to reduce humidity.
  • Fixing leaky pipes will help stop water damage and reduce indoor humidity. Insulating those pipes before the problem occurs could save you a ton of time and money. Start by taking pool noodle and slicing it down the middle hot dog style. Then, wrap it around the pipe and seal it with some duct tape. Voila, your own little pipe insulator.
  • The plants that you decorate your home with could actually be contributing to your indoor humidity. Covering the exposed soil in your house plants can limit evaporation and have you watering less frequently.
  • Dehumidifiers are the most effective way to remove moisture from the air in your home.

Schmidt Mechanical cares about making your home as comfortable as possible. That’s why we work with some of the highest quality AC products on the market.To learn more about the services and the A/C units we offer, give us a call at (210) 361-7002 or visit our website.