What are the benefits of humidity control?

By Ed Matias

Florida gets pretty hot in the summer, the accompanying humidity is sometimes downright unpleasant. In a state where humidity reaches 100% on an almost daily basis in the summer, humidity control is a no-brainer from a comfort perspective. But there are other benefits for humidity control that many don’t know about.

Here are some of the benefits of humidity control in your home:

  1. Decreases risk of sickness.
    Because humidity can harbor cause bacteria to grow and diseases and germs thrive, it’s important to regulate your humidity in your home. Maintaining an optimal level of community has many health and immune system benefits and helps you avoid getting sick from being exposed to increased levels of bacteria from the high humidity.
  2. You won’t have to manually turn your AC down yourself to regulate humidity.
    When a home feels excessively humid, regardless of the temperature, your skin will feel clammy and you’ll feel like you’re sweating. This causes most people to want to run the air conditioner so that the fan can regulate some of the humidity. If you have a humidity control device, you can easily control the humidity in your home without manually turning the air conditioner up or down.
  3. Decreases mildew and mold buildup in your home.
    Excessive humidity can increase the chance for mold or mildew to grow inside your unit, along your window ledges and throughout your home. A humidification controller can help keep the level of humidity in your home at an ideal percentage and avoid mildew and mold growing in your home.

Your family’s health is one of your top priorities. Make sure that you’re doing what you can to retain the quality of your indoor air and manage humidity levels to avoid bacteria and mold growth in your home. If you’re looking for more ways to improve indoor air quality, please check out some of our other blog posts on the subject!





Contact Coastal Cooling