When you’re not home, you might shut your air conditioner off altogether. Especially if you’re going to be away from home on vacation for a few days or weeks. After all, why pay for air conditioning if you aren’t inside to enjoy it? Well, did you know that a closed, hot home with the air conditioning turned off provides the perfect breeding ground for mold to grow?
It’s true. During the hot summer days, a home with the AC shut off will have high humidity levels. If the doors and windows are closed all day and the fans aren’t running either, that means the air isn’t circulating, getting filtered, or ventilating.
The problem is that when humidity levels are high, mold thrives. And when there’s no ventilation, the mold settles and spreads, and before you know it, you have a serious mold problem on your hands.
That’s why it’s a good idea to use a programmable thermostat to keep your home within a reasonable temperature range when you’re gone. This will keep humidity levels down and go a long way to preventing mold growth.
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