Summer Humidity Issues That Drive Homeowners Crazy

By Four Seasons Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric - July 16, 2014
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During rainy and hot Chicagoland summers, humidity can be a big problem. If you live in a humid area, you know how miserable it can be. Like your neighbors say, “It’s not the heat. It’s the humidity!”.

Humidity occurs when water vapor accumulates in the air. If left unchecked, humidity can cause a multitude of different problems in your home.

Warped Wood

When water accumulates in the air, it can warp wooden furniture and fixtures in your home. Over time, humidity can cause your hardwood floors to creak, your doors to stick, and your tables to wobble.

Standing Water

Humidity can cause condensation to form on your walls and windows. When enough water gathers, it can start drip and form puddles throughout your home.


Mold thrives in warm, wet, and dark environments. During the summer, humidity can cause the air in your home to be warm and wet, so dark areas in your home are at risk of mold growth. Places like basements, closets, and ductwork can be breeding grounds for mold and mildew.


Rot is one of the worst effects of humidity. If the humidity in your home goes unregulated, your floors, walls, and other hidden places in your home could start to rot.

Dangers of high humidity

Quality air conditioners are designed to not only cool your home but also remove humidity from the air. For many families, solving a high humidity issue can be as simple as turning on the A/C.

If you experience any A/C issues in Chicagoland this summer, give Four Seasons a call. Protect your home from the dangers of summer with a well-maintained air conditioner.

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