Indoor Air Quality. It’s something that we should all be concerned about. At Southern Climate Solutions, providing superior indoor air quality has been their mission for over twenty years. Everyone who lives in our area understands humidity. But understanding how it affects your home and health may not be something you think about. High humidity creates excess moisture and excess moisture leads to mold und unhealthy indoor air quality, sick homes, and often leads to heath issues. Southern Climate Solutions tackles these issues to keep your home and family safe.
Located in Pensacola, Florida, Sothern Climate Solutions, a family-owned business serving the Greater Gulf Coast, provides commercial grade dehumidification solutions for both residential and commercial customers. These solutions are permanent solutions that eliminate the excess moisture that leads to many hazards. Their services include crawl space encapsulation with commercial dehumidification as well as installation of commercial grade dehumidifiers inside the home.
“Most people aren’t aware of how our sub-tropical climate affects our daily lives and structures,” said owner Michael Murphy. “All homes – new, old, condo’s, townhomes, they’re all affected by our highly humid environment,” he continued. Southern Climate Solutions creates custom dehumidification solutions to combat the excess moisture and provide healthy levels of indoor relative humidity, between 40%-50%.
Excess moisture is the underlying cause of mold and fungi growth. By controlling the indoor environment, mold is prevented, and healthy indoor air quality is promoted. Other issues related to excess moisture include wood rot, structural damage, cupping wood floors, musty odors, and pest infestation. And our health can suffer too. The number one cause of chronic sinusitis is mold.
Because our environment has high humidity, which is considered to be 60% and over, 12-months a year, air conditioning struggles to control the high moisture levels inside our homes and businesses. It’s common to turn the thermostat down in the summer months to seek comfort. But the result is often a cold, clammy feel and high utility costs. Air conditioning is meant to cool. Dehumidification removes moisture. A great benefit of dehumidification is that energy savings often results. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, for every degree you turn your thermostat up in the summer, you can save 3%-5% on your utility bill.
“Many of our customers kept their thermostats around 70 degrees in the summer months prior to the installation of a dehumidification solution. Now they’re comfortable between 76-77 degrees because a drier space is naturally cooler and more comfortable, not to mention much healthier and energy efficient,” said Murphy.
If you have concerns about excess moisture or mold in your home, an affordable investment is a hygrometer, which measures indoor relative humidity. If your indoor relative humidity is 60% and over, keep in mind that is the threshold for mold growth.
For more information about Southern Climate Solutions and their commercial dehumidification solutions, visit www.southernclimatesolutions.com or call Michael Murphy at 850-319-7489 to discuss any issues or concerns. At Southern Climate Solutions, assessments of your home or business are always free and building an efficient, affordable solution to create a healthy home with healthy indoor air quality is always the goal.