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4 Signs Your Home Could Be Too Humid

High humidity can impact the Tinley Park, Illinois, area, especially during the summer months. Even if the humidity itself doesn’t bother you, excess moisture in the air can contribute to health concerns and structural problems in your home. Biological growth, indoor condensation and musty odors are among some signs that your home may be too humid.

You Spot Areas Where Condensation Accumulates

Have you wondered why beads of condensation are on the inside of your windows? A humidity problem may be to blame.

Condensation occurs when cool and warm air come into contact with each other. If your HVAC system isn’t properly cooling as it should, it won’t be able to properly balance indoor humidity levels. As a result, your home can feel too humid.

You Discover Biological Growth in Your Home

Biological growth thrives in damp, dark areas of your home, particularly in basements and bathrooms where there’s moisture. High humidity in the home encourages biological growth to develop. If you discover biological growth, but you’ve ruled out a broken pipe or water leak, call us for a check of your indoor humidity levels.

You Smell Musty Odors Around Your Home

You don’t always have to directly see biological growth to know that it’s present in your home. Sometimes you can smell it, especially in areas that don’t receive proper air circulation. If you smell musty odors in your home, contact our HVAC professionals. We may suggest installing a whole-home dehumidifier to correct your home’s high humidity levels.

You’re Constantly Coughing or Sneezing

Colds and allergies are common year-round ailments. However, if your family members are constantly coughing or sneezing in your home, excess humidity may be the culprit. In addition to biological growth, dust mites also thrive in humid conditions. If you or any family member is sensitive to dust mites, talk to one of our HVAC experts about air cleaners or other indoor air quality products.

For indoor air quality and other HVAC concerns, contact Climate Master Mechanical Contractors, Inc. at 708-597-5470. We can help you create a more comfortable home for everyone in your family.

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