A build up of mold inside of your home is more than just unsightly; mold spores can pose a serious health risk, especially to the very young and elderly.
Allergy Relief are also more sensitive to the presence of mold, which can intensify painful symptoms or bring on asthma attacks. Prolonged exposure to mold in your home can lead to eye, skin, nose, and throat irritation. The best way to avoid these problems and control the growth of mold is by reducing the level of moisture inside of your home. Without moisture, mold is unable to grow.
Identifying Problem Areas
There are hundreds of sources of water around your house that help to facilitate the growth of mold. Leaking pipes and condensation is a common problem that when not addressed can lead to the growth of mold. Your St. Louis HVAC company can assess your home and its risks for mold growth to help you make a decision on the best way to combat the problem.
Whole House Dehumidifier
Since it is impossible to find every leak or water source inside of the home, your HVAC technician may recommend a whole house dehumidifier if mold growth is a serious problem. A dehumidifier works by reducing the level of moisture in the air, thus diminishing the mold’s ability to multiply and grow.
With the installation of a whole home dehumidifier, your homes current HVAC system is utilized to help carry the air, which has had the moisture level reduced, to the rest of your home. The existing ductwork and vents are used to pass the conditioned air to the entire house.
Connecting With a Digital Thermostat
You can help maintain a healthy humidity level in your home by having the whole house dehumidifier work in conjunction with your digital thermostat. By setting the thermostat to a humidity level that is comfortable for you and your family, you can create a safe breathing environment for everyone. The inside humidity level should be below 60% to help maintain a healthy climate. This can be measured by an instrument called a hygrometer which is available at most hardware stores for only a few dollars.
In addition to the installation of a dehumidifier, your HVAC technician can also check your existing system to make sure that it is sized right for your home. Maintaining comfortable temperatures is important if you want to stop the growth of mold in your home. Having the HVAC technician check the system can help to identify problem areas where mold growth could be festering.
Heating and Cooling Company
While not something we often like to think about, the presence of mold in the home can pose a serious risk to you and your family members. Air Excellence Heating and Cooling can assist you in identifying the problem and installing a dehumidifier into your existing system. Call us today at (636) 980-0998.