Is a Broken AC Unit Responsible for Damaged Flooring?
Florida Humidity and a needed AC Replacement Company could play a factor
The type of flooring that you have in your home can affect the temperature and air quality of your home. There’s really no mystery behind it, except you might not have read the blog if the title were less alluring. Let’s face it, there’s nothing interesting about flooring but when it comes to saving you money and improving the air that you breathe, it becomes a very important topic.
When you live in a place like Southern Florida, you’re probably most people here with ceramic tile floors. Carpeting is nice and warm and welcoming, but did you know that this is a culprit to absorbing moisture, heat and dust mites? Well, there’s the mystery uncovered.
Wooden floors can loosen and come apart where the glue is present. This happens in high moisture areas of a home, and because warm air holds in moisture this type of flooring isn’t always the best solution. During the hot months the gaps between the boards can spread apart, causing your indoor humidity to rise. It can also create mold if this area gets too wet. Be sure to have your flooring treated for this type of damage to remove any chance of bacteria growing.
Technology such as electric radiant systems properly installed in your flooring can help make the floor more comfortable. If you’re choosing to install one of these units, it’s helpful to heat look into the most common radiator for your floor such as hydraulic systems.
If you don’t have a radiant floor system, there are several things you can do to lower the humidity. One keeps your AC to a low temperature like 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit. Use only area rugs and not carpeting. Open windows on cool days and air out your home with extra ventilation.
By selecting the right type of flooring for you and your family, you’re not only making your home more comfortable, you're protecting your family from dust and other debris that’s non-visible.
Another factor to remember is if you’ve recently had new flooring installed the chemicals and airborne particles floating in the air will be present for a few weeks. Make sure that your HVAC system has proper maintenance while you’re going through your remodel.
Having a properly and well maintained system in your home will improve the quality of your air and make your home safer from impurities. Things like formaldehyde can be kept to a minimum with a good running air conditioning unit.
If you have carpet or wood flooring and aren’t sure how this is affecting your home, contact a professional. Our staff will inspect your HVAC unit and make sure that there’s proper ventilation that can help lower extreme conditions in the home.
Until next time, keep your AC running and Go United!
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