💧Humidity is hard to escape (especially living here in Queensland)🥵, whether it’s muggy air that clings to your skin or legs that stick to the car seat. Besides comfort, humidity can impact your health and the life of your home—especially when mold and fungi enter into the equation.
🦠 Besides being linked to respiratory problems—such as nose, throat, and lung irritation—mold may also lead to infections in vulnerable individuals. Some telltale signs of mold are stains or spots on your floors, walls, and windowpanes. Areas of dampness should also be investigated. Pay close attention to areas that have an earthy, soily, or musty smell.🤧
There are a number of quick fixes to reduce humidity within the home, from venting appliances outdoors to ensuring adequate air flow.
For a more dramatic results, here are a few quick tips:
🌬Use a Dehumidifier: A dehumidifier works in a similar way to an air conditioner. Basically, a fan pulls hot, moist air in from the surrounding area and then passes it over a cooling coil. The condensation then collects in a bucket and is removed manually.
🌬Invest in a Ductless Cooling and Heating Solution: As part of their design, ductless systems push hot, moist air over cold evaporator coils. Humidity is removed from the air via a condensation process with the waste liquid being pumped outside.
🌬Change the mode of your AC: The most evident difference between the “Cool Mode” and “Dry Mode” is that in the latter mode, your air conditioner wouldn’t be releasing cool air and is technically not actively cooling the room. … After all, dry air in excess levels is just about as uncomfortable as an extremely humid room
🌬Open Your Windows: While not as advanced as the other solutions listed, opening your windows is a good way to get the air flowing.