House attics trap three things: hot air, heat from the sun, and moisture. The stagnant air comprised of heat and moisture pushes down into the house's living area while the HVAC system is running causing it to use a lot more power to maintain cool temperature levels, which creates problems such as the growth of mold and mildew inside of your home. Mold can also form where the air-conditioned ceiling meets the hot attic air; when this happens, the living area will feel damp, musty, and visible molds are able to begin growing throughout your walls, ceiling, furniture, food and personal items.
In South Florida, the average yearly humidity is 84%. This percentage increases during the summer months which allows for humidity to seep into your home through open doors, windows, crack(s) and/or gap(s). Solar Airflow’s vents will not only help keep your level of comfort at an all-time high by aiding in the regulation of humidity levels but it will also save you money and help the environment by using all-green energy!
How is humidity measured?
Humidity is measured by relative humidity, which is the ratio of moisture in the air to the maximum possible saturation of air at a given temperature. The humidity level in your property is a crucial factor regarding air quality and comfort.
Why is humidity control important?
It is a large factor in people’s thermal comfort
Excess moisture can lead to condensation and allow mold and mildew to thrive creating indoor air quality problems
It uses a large amount of energy, hence an increase in utility bills
What is the acceptable percentage range of humidity?
Human comfort humidity should range between 35%-50% relative humidity. To avoid mold growth humidity levels should be kept below 40%.