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The Importance of Harnessing Humidity
When homeowners think of heating and cooling, they think of exactly that: Heating and cooling. What they don’t realize is that keeping humidity under control is also a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to keeping their expenses low and property damages to a minimum. Humidity, if higher than 60% or lower than 30%, can lead to a variety of different materials in your customer’s homes becoming damaged.

Here are some examples on the more expensive side of potential damages:
  • Humidity over 60% can cause the interior of your customer’s home or property to become a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can cause respiratory issues and other health problems. High humidity can also cause any metallic or cast iron material to rust and flake away. Help your customers avoid costly damages by addressing high humidity.
  • Humidity lower than 30% has the potential to shrink or crack any wood in the interior of the home, adding to the expensive repair bill. It also has the potential to send your customers to the repair shop with damaged or broken electronics and other household items.
One of the things you can do to help your customers control the humidity in their home is by using an air quality monitor that gives them data on the air quality/humidity. Knowing what the average humidity is in the home will allow you to diagnose any issues and begin to implement a fix.

Another preventative measure to be taken is by making sure your customers heat their homes with proper ventilation in the winter, which can minimize harm created by activities that may create moisture, like taking a shower. In the summertime, homeowners can use a humidifier, if their HVAC system does not have optimal humidity control.

If you are wondering how to help your customers harness their humidity, call Gustave A. Larson! Our specialists can walk you through options for both residential and commercial applications.

Sources:
https://www.airthings.com/resources/home-humidity-damage
https://www.ny-engineers.com/blog/importance-of-controlling-air-humidity-in-buildings