Summer Heat and Ineffective Cooling Systems: A Recipe for Indoor Air Quality and Mold Problems
The trend seems to be picking back up now that outdoor humidity and temperatures are on the rise and is effecting our indoor environment. When the temperature and humidity dropped last fall, customer problems concerning poorly controlled humidity began subsiding. Now that our normal hot and humid summer weather is back problems are on the rise again. This is why continual monitoring of indoor humidity is critical. If your indoor humidity consistently reaches 60% or higher then you have a problem that needs to be solved. Often the problem lies with your HVAC system. There are a number of problems especially associated with newer systems. Some of the problems are associated with sizing issues, some are related to improper fan speed and some are related to improper variable speed settings. If your HVAC system air handling unit is located in the foundation crawlspace this can be a cause for additional concerns. Monitor hum levels and track and chart them. Call your HVAC company if you have concerns. If you don’t get satisfactory results reconsider calling Ericks Enviornmental and we would be glad to do an inspection and give you an unbiased opinion on what the problem is.