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Why Does My Home Feel Humid?

July 11, 2022 | Blog

High levels of indoor humidity are a sticky situation! Increased levels of moisture in your home can cause a series of problems. If your home is humid and your air conditioner is running, there are several different things that could be causing the issue.

At Efficient Systems, we want to help keep your home feeling comfortable! Read ahead to learn why your home is feeling muggy and what you can do to fix it.

Reasons For Indoor Humidity

Household Activities

There are tasks around your home that you cannot avoid, but they can make your home feel humid! Cooking without the proper ventilation can create large amounts of moisture. Hot showers also release lots of steam indoors, contributing to humidity in the air.

Proper ventilation is the best way to combat overbearing moisture in your home. Open windows and exhaust fans can maintain airflow inside your home. A professional technician can direct running appliances to ventilate outside your home.

Plumbing Leaks

It’s not uncommon for pipes in your home to corrode or crack. Water can seep through cracks, causing water damage and humidity to occur. Some leaks are easy to spot, while others are less obvious and cause problems when not detected.

Wrong Size AC Unit

An oversized air conditioner can cool a home too quickly. Usually, larger units run on shorter cycles. Shorter run times do not adequately cool your home and cannot always pull moisture from the air.

Poor Ventilation System

Indoor ventilation helps control indoor humidity levels. Poor airflow may contribute to the wet feeling in your home. Installing a ventilation system in your household will help combat the humid feeling indoors!

Humidity and Poor Indoor Air Quality

It is crucial to control the amount of moisture inside of your home! Relative indoor humidity levels should be between 30%-50% to maintain good health and comfort. Improper humidity levels can cause various issues, such as:

  • Mildew
  • Mold growth
  • Pest infestations
  • Chronic illness
  • Asthma triggers

Moisture can affect your indoor air quality, as well as your health. Air testing and adequate ventilation can ensure the air in your home is healthy and breathable.

Using Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Improper humidity levels in your household are uncomfortable, but they are not permanent! Humidifiers and dehumidifiers can help balance the moisture in your home.

What is a Humidifier?

A humidifier is an appliance that adds moisture to dry air. They are often used during dryer seasons, such as the winter. These devices can be built into your home or purchased for portable use.

What is a Dehumidifier?

A dehumidifier is a device that takes moisture out of your indoor air. They are best to use during warmer times of the year, like late spring and all of the summer. If you struggle with humidity in your home, consider investing in a dehumidifier!

Beaumont Indoor Air Quality Services

The Texas heat can produce intense humidity. At Efficient Systems, we aim to keep excessive moisture outside of your home! If you’re experiencing high humidity levels in your home, we’re here to help! Contact us today to begin your next steps.

Why Choose Efficient Systems?

We guarantee that the equipment we have installed will perform as we have stated, or we will remove it and return 100% of your investment.
If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.

What Our Customers Have To Say

Very Professional

James was very professional and knowledgeable. Fixed the unit quickly and explained the process and effects of the repair/maintenance. Will always call ES from now on! Very happy with the work.

Joni N.

Top Notch Service

James, the technician was very efficient and professional. Our attic space is very challenging to access and he managed to survive the adventure stoically! Did a great job of explaining system status and what was checked. Top notch overall.

Jim L.

Outstanding Service

105 heat index day and AC not working correctly. Ryan Boyles was the tech that came to help. Diagnosed problem very quickly and fixed the issue. Looked at warranty package and determined the repair was warranty work…so NO charge. Outstanding.

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