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Heat and Humidity: Finding the Balance in Your House

Cooler temperatures during the winter months mean that the heating system in your San Diego home stays busy. While this helps you stay warm, it can lead to uncomfortable indoor humidity levels. Find out how to keep your home heated while also preventing it from becoming too dry due to low humidity. Problems with Low Levels When the air inside your home becomes too dry, it can cause a number of issues. You might experience more respiratory problems or end…

5 Ways Excess Humidity Can Damage Your San Diego Home

In addition to the discomfort it can cause, excess humidity can also wreak havoc on your health and home. Here are five ways humidity damage can occur, and the steps you can take to prevent it from happening: Trouble Below Basements and crawlspaces are notoriously damp and are often humid, cool and dark. This, combined with moisture from the ground, can lead to condensation on walls, floors and other surfaces, leading ultimately to mold and mildew issues. Steps should be taken to…

Get Rid of Dust Mites in Your Vista Home Once and For All

If members of your household suffer from allergies, an unchecked dust mite population may be contributing to their misery. Symptoms of dust mite sensitivity can include itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, eczema, asthma and other respiratory problems. You can’t see these microscopic, spider-like creatures, but there are likely millions of them residing in your carpets, upholstery and bedding. Here are a number of ways to get dust mites under control in your home: Monitor Humidity Levels Dust…

A/C Overwhelmed by Humidity? Here’s What to Do

It can be a real struggle to keep comfortable in California when the humidity spikes. Humidity makes air feel warmer without changing the actual temperature, which is what leads to those sticky days that make you argue with the thermostat. In addition to discomfort, excess humidity can also cause damage to your home and its surfaces over time, so it’s best to keep the humidity level indoors somewhere between 30% to 50%. An air conditioner automatically takes some humidity out of the air…