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Serving The Greater Fresno Area Since 1970


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Signs That Your Humidity Levels Are Not Ideal

There is a lot to consider when it comes to keeping your home comfortable for all therein throughout the entire year. It is of course important that you are able to heat and cool your home successfully and efficiently, regardless of the temperature outside. However, it is also necessary that you maintain great indoor air quality throughout your house. This will not bet the case if the humidity level in your home is not ideal. By using a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier as needed, you can keep your indoor air quality in Fresno, CA high. Before doing so, though, you must first recognize that there is a problem in the first place. Schedule service with a member of the Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning team if you notice any of the following problems in your home. 

Signs of High Humidity

If the humidity in your home is too high, you can expect to feel that humidity’s impact on your body. Your allergy and asthma symptoms may be aggravated, as pollutants and allergens cling to the moisture in the air. Damp air makes it difficult for sweat to evaporate and for you to cool off, too, so you may find that you are unable to live comfortably in humid conditions. There are many issues that you may discover with your property itself which can also signal that your humidity levels are too high. You will likely see a lot of condensation on windows and exposed plumbing fixtures. You may also smell damp, musty odors. Mold growth is also possible, if conditions are damp enough for long enough. Floor boards and other wooden fixture may warp or even rot as well.

Signs of Low Humidity

When you have very high humidity in your home, low humidity sounds great. However, having too little humidity is no better than having too much in the air. You risk drying out your skin, which can cause it to split and crack. Your sinuses and nasal passage can dry out as well, leading to problems with allergies or asthma symptoms. Your paint or wallpaper may peel and chip, and wooden fixtures may split as they dry out. Contact us today if you suspect that you could use better balanced humidity in your home.

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