As a Sunshine State resident, you know what it’s like living with
high levels of humidity. After all, Florida is the most humid state in
America. Unfortunately, humidity is not only an annoyance, but it could
do some serious damage to your home and your belongings. Here, we’ll
tell you how humidity might be harming your home and what you can do to
Humid conditions can cause condensation to form on the plumbing within
your home, like the water pipes and toilet tanks. As the condensation
lingers on the plumbing, it can cause mold, mildew and over time, rust,
which can create a variety of problems.
Humidity can cause structural damage to various areas throughout your home.
Humid air can build up in the walls and become soggy, attracting mold
and mildew in the process. Even worse, extreme humidity can cause parts
of the walls to collapse or other expensive damages. Besides damage to
the walls in your home, excess humidity can damage the floors too. Humid
conditions can cause mold and mildew to form on wood flooring or under
carpets. When this occurs, it can be especially difficult to remove since
wood floors are delicate and the carpeted flooring will have to be uprooted
to reach the mold underneath.
The attic is likely much more hot and humid than the rest of your home.
Unfortunately, the excess humidity can wreak havoc on the walls and flooring
in your attic, as well as all of your possession in it. This is concerning
as many homeowners store valuables in the attic.
How Can I Fight Back Against Humidity?
While the humidity can do some serious damage to your home and belongings,
there are ways that you can combat humid conditions—specifically
speaking, a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier works in conjunction with your
air conditioning system to remove excess moisture from your home—and
let’s face it, since we live in Florida, having a dehumidifier is
At Phoenix Air Conditioning, we want your home to be as comfortable as
possible without sustaining any damage from humidity. That’s why
we provide quality
HVAC products to keep your home cool and comfortable without the excess moisture.
Give us a call today to learn more about dehumidifiers or
schedule a service with us!