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What Causes High Humidity in a House & How to Fix It

Giannone’s Indoor Air Quality Experts Can Cure High Humidity Woes

Have you noticed a difference in the air this spring? We don’t mean warmer temperatures outside. We mean damp-feeling, clammy air inside your Philadelphia home. When humidity starts to rise outside, it can start making its effects known inside as well.

High humidity inside your home is an indoor air quality issue that shouldn’t be ignored. It can have several unpleasant, unhealthy and damaging effects, including:

  • Air inside your home feels uncomfortable and warmer than it should.
  • Mold and mildew growth.
  • Increased allergens like dust mites.
  • Musty odors or other unpleasant smells.
  • Damage to furniture and belongings.

Causes of High Humidity

One function of your central air conditioner is to dehumidify the air in your home; however, there are some reasons why it might not work like it should.

For example, if your air conditioner is the wrong size for your home, it could be cycling too fast. This doesn’t give it enough time to remove enough moisture from the air for safe indoor air quality and comfort.

If the outside air is high in humidity, even a properly sized air conditioner can have trouble keeping up. Or, your air conditioner could be in need of maintenance to get back on track.

A DIY Fix?

A free-standing dehumidifier might work well for a small space like a basement or garage, but those units are best at drying the air in their immediate vicinity. If your humidity problem is throughout the home, you would need to buy several units or move one unit from room to room. But a whole-home dehumidifier can take the hassle out of the equation and the extra noise, too.

Drain the Swamp

If you want to get rid of muggy, swampy air in your home, the air quality experts at Joseph Giannone Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning can help.

We offer a full range of whole-home dehumidifiers that can dry your home’s air and make it pleasant and healthy again. We can also inspect your air conditioning system and make sure it’s tuned up and working at its best. If it’s time to replace your unit, we can recommend the right size of air conditioner for your home, one that won’t need extra help drying the air.

Contact Joseph Giannone online today or call (215) 375-7134, and get back on track to better indoor air quality.