Control Humidity and Reduce Mold in Your Mobile, AL Home With These Suggestions

May 25, 2012

Keith Air Conditioning, an AC installation company in Mobile, Alabama, can offer assistance if mold or humidity is a problem in your home. Even with air conditioning, the hot summers in Mobile can often mean high levels of humidity inside as well as outside. Most people feel comfortable with a humidity reading that is between 30 and 60 percent. If the level is much higher than that, it could lead to health problems and higher utility costs in addition to discomfort. Mold is one of the major problems faced by homeowners with too much humidity present indoors.

Humidity can form when there is not enough ventilation occurring in areas of high use. These include the kitchen stove, clothes washer and dryer and every shower in your home. The steam that builds up around these areas can remain stagnant without proper ventilation. This steam can turn into humidity and then eventually turn into mold. You will recognize mold sensitivity as sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, hoarseness, a sore throat and related symptoms. Since mold can be a dangerous and toxic substance, we recommend that you contact our AC installation company to remove it if you notice it in your home.

New AC installation is another way that you can prevent the spread of mold and humid conditions. Your old unit may not be doing enough to keep the air circulating in your home. If new AC installation is not an option, consider checking the air filter in your unit. A stronger filter will help move the air through your home more freely. Other products that Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. can recommend include an air filter, additional vents in your home or dehumidifier. A monitor is also helpful for alerting you to when your house has gotten too humid and you should turn on the air conditioner.