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Indoor Humidity Control in Pensacola, FL, and surrounding areas

Protect Your Family. Protect Your Home.

At Southern Climate Solutions our mission is to provide effective moisture control solutions that create superior indoor air quality and promote a safe and healthy home.

Excess Moisture in Your Home

The climate in the South can be extreme. Not only do we experience high temperatures, but also extreme humidity. High humidity creates excess moisture, which negatively affects our homes and our health. A home with excess moisture is unhealthy and uncomfortable, regardless of the indoor temperature. Maintaining indoor RH (relative humidity) levels between 35-50% is an important step in creating a healthy and comfortable home.

The Hazards of Excess Moisture

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, common health issues associated with poor indoor air quality include eye irritation, sore throat, congestion, sneezing and wheezing, skin rash and headaches. These problems can be directly related to the presence of fungi and dust mites which thrive on excess moisture – typically relative humidity levels of at least 60%. A 1999 study performed by Mayo Clinic researchers indicated the cause of most chronic sinus infections is an immune system response to fungus. In addition to health issues, excess moisture can damage your home and contents. Indoor RH above 50% can cause damage to wood floors (cupping), paint, sills, artwork, furniture and electronics. Pests thrive in moist areas, thus termites are more likely to be present if RH is not properly maintained.

Controlling Indoor Relative Humidity

Excess moisture cannot be effectively or efficiently controlled with air conditioning alone. Air conditioners are designed to cool a space based on a set point. Moisture control systems focus solely on removing excess moisture. The most effective and efficient way to achieve ideal levels of indoor RH is with a commercial grade moisture control system.

Energy Efficiency

During the hot, humid months of the year, it is common practice to lower our thermostats. However, a moisture control system reduces the need to run the air at lower levels. By lowering indoor relative humidity, homes become cooler and drier. For example, a home at 78 degrees and 50% humidity is considerably more comfortable than a home at 72 degrees and 70% humidity. In the majority of cases, whole-home moisture systems use less energy than air-conditioning. In addition, reducing indoor RH allows you to use up to 3% less energy for every degree the thermostat is raised.

Our Services

We would be happy to assess your home and provide current indoor temperature and relative humidity readings utilizing our data loggers. Efficient and effective solutions are available for any space – single home residential (on and off-grade), condominiums, commercial properties and indoor pool and spa areas, to name a few. Contact us today to discuss the best solution for you.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

I noticed my hardwood floors began cupping.  During my annual termite inspection, I was told my foundation was wet and moldy.  The inspector suggested I contact Southern Climate Solutions.  I’m so glad I did! Their system eliminated the moisture and mold issue (and a big pest problem) and my hardwood floors laid back down within weeks!

Ruth N. (Gulf Breeze, FL)

My husband and I own a condo on the beach, but we aren’t there full-time.  We had to keep the air running constantly to battle the moisture in our home.  Our electric bills were out of control!  We found Southern Climate Solutions and decided to have a system installed.  Wow!  Now we keep our air on 78 and it feels cooler and drier than ever and our electric bill went down about 35%! Thank you SCS!

Fran S. (Pensacola Beach, FL)

We were repainting our place on the beach every year with Kilz.  We contacted Southern Climate Solutions and Mike explained the effects of high humidity. We decided to have a system installed.  We haven’t had to paint since the system went in! It was a relief to not only understand our issues, but to also resolve them! Highly recommend!

Jerry L. (Pensacola Beach, FL)

Our entire office staff constantly dealt with horrible allergy-like symptoms.  We heard about Southern Climate Solutions and had our building assessed.  Mold was found! Mike and his team installed their system and, boy, what a difference! We’re all breathing better!  Thanks so much!

-Downtown Pensacola

My windows sweated so badly I was forced to replace my sills twice in the past ten years! Southern Climate Solutions assessed my home and installed a moisture control system.  Haven’t had a problem since.

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