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If you are a woman (or a man with luscious locks), you know how much high humidity can ruin a perfectlygood hair day by turning it into a nightmare hair day! However, when it comes to high humidity our hair may be the least of our worries (shocker, right?!). High humidity can cause a number of health problems. This is especially important for those of you who live in an area with high humidity. Please take all of this into consideration! The best way to keep your home cool and avoid high humidity is to make sure your HVACunit is properly and regularly maintained. This will also reduce the amount of energy you are using in your home. However, there are a few more things you can do in addition to that.
First of all, how do you know if you have high humidity in your home? One sure-fire way to tell is if your windows and mirrors constantly have condensation on them. If you walk into your room or bathroom and the mirror is covered in condensation and no one has taken a shower in the past twenty minutes, you probably have a humidity problem.
High humidity homes are a perfect place for dust mites to thrive and expand from one spot to all over. Dust mites require lots of humidity and plenty of dust to thrive. If you have carpeted floors in your house, make sure to vacuum regularly. You would be surprised by how much dust can collect on a carpet in a matter of a few days! We cannot see it, but it is there! Try to remember to also vacuum your upholstery, textiles, and other fabric. That will help a lot.
High humidity can also contribute to high levels of volatile organic compounds, dangerous airborne chemicals. To avoid this, increase ventilation in your homes with stand-alone fans. Keep in mind that mold is caused by high humidity as well. Just like poor indoor air quality, mold can cause many health problems such as sneezing, coughing, runny noses, watery or itchy eyes, etc. Your symptoms will be worse if you have asthma or any other type of respiratory problem.
If you have a humidity problem in your home and it does not seem to be getting better or improving with the tips above, consider getting a whole-home dehumidifier. That will lessen the amount of humidity in your home and you should start seeing results soon after using it. You may also start to feel better and your home will feel much cooler as well! Humidity can cause that yucky sticky/hot feeling and that is not comfortable at all! Keep your air conditioning and heating unit maintained and schedule those yearly service visits. You will not regret it!