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High indoor relative humidity is often a misunderstood condition. Most people don’t recognize the issues they are facing are attributed to excess moisture. The hazards high indoor relative humidity creates can be overcome with the proper application, combined with the proper equipment.

No structure, new or old, is immune to the destruction high indoor relative humidity can cause.

Common issues created by high indoor relative humidity and excess moisture include:

  • Musty odors
  • Mold / Mildew / Fungi
  • Excess Condensation on Glass Doors, Windows and Vents
  • Blistering Paint and Peeling Wallpaper
  • Cupping Wood Floors
  • Termites, Dust Mites and Other Moisture-Seeking Pests
  • Rot
  • High Energy Costs
  • High Maintenance Costs
  • Poor Indoor Air Quality
  • Allergy Symptoms – Watering Eyes, Sneezing, Congestion, Chronic Sinusitis
  • Respiratory Issues
  • An Uncomfortable Cold, Clammy Feel
  • Poor Indoor Air Quality

Air-conditioning alone will not overcome moisture issues created in highly humid environments. A/C is created to cool a space whereas dehumidification eliminates excess moisture. Simply put, in highly humid environments, A/C does not have enough run-time hold relative humidity below 60% – once the temperature on the thermostat is hit, the A/C shuts off, creating a cool, but clammy, space. This is due to excess moisture.

According to the U.S. EPA, the most effective way to combat excess moisture is through dehumidification. The recommended indoor relative humidity for a safe and healthy environment is 30-50%. Mold cannot grow below 60% RH.

In addition, dehumidification creates a cooler, drier environment which creates less draw on A/C. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, for every degree your thermostat is raised, you can save 3% on your energy bill. Southern Climate Solutions customers have seen up to 40% savings through our solutions. Less wear and tear on A/C can also lead to longevity of your HVAC system.

Southern Climate Solutions will create an efficient, effective, permanent solution utilizing top of the line commercial grade products along with a custom application to help you control your indoor environment, eliminating the hazards of high indoor relative humidity and excess moisture.

Contact us at (850) 319-7489 for an assessment of your home, free of charge.