Humidity plays a big role in our comfort and the health of our indoor air.

While some moisture is necessary, too much can lead to problems like mold, bad smells, and feeling stuffy. Luckily, your HVAC system can be your hero in the fight against high humidity, creating a healthier home environment. In this blog post from Punbar Air, we’ll explore common humidity issues and how your HVAC system can help. 

Understanding Humidity

Humidity refers to the amount of moisture in the air.  “Relative humidity” (RH) tells you how much moisture is present compared to the maximum the air can hold at that temperature. Ideally, indoor RH should be between 30% and 50% for best comfort and health.  


Causes of High Humidity 

Several things can cause high indoor humidity, including: 

* Poor ventilation 

* Leaks or moisture problems 

* Activities like cooking and showering 

* Outside humidity entering your home 


High humidity can make you feel uncomfortable, but it can also lead to mold growth, dust mites, and other indoor air quality problems. 


HVAC Solutions for Humidity Control 

Your HVAC system offers several ways to regulate humidity and fight back: 


Dehumidification: A dehumidifier removes excess moisture, maintaining optimal levels and preventing mold and mildew. 

Humidity-Controlled Systems: Some HVAC systems have built-in humidity control. These systems automatically adjust airflow and ventilation to keep humidity where you want it. 

Whole-House Ventilation: Proper ventilation is key to controlling humidity and improving indoor air quality. Whole-house ventilation systems bring in fresh air while removing excess moisture. 

Struggling with high humidity? Contact Punbar Air today!  Our HVAC experts can assess your situation and recommend solutions to create a healthier, more comfortable home environment for you and your family. 

By Emilio Mosquera

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