Rules on current home repair & general household practices can vary severely from a single region to the next. The US is a big country that encompasses a long list of diverging climates & ecosystems. The ecodiversity from a single state to the next can be big. That’s why you might see palm trees living in a single climate & big boreal pine trees growing in another. What gives rise to this degree of biodiversity is the particular weather each region lays claim to. A sizzling & muggy year-round climate dominates many of the southern states, as well as many states out west. When you’re dealing with a climate with high humidity, there are certain steps you must take as a homeowner that someone living up north may never run into. A official a single, which is constantly a heated topic of debate, is whether or not it’s ‘safe’ to leave your windows open. A lot of people grow up in colder climates where air conditioner is unnecessary & get by for years with fans & good breezes through open windows. These same people move to a tepid & muggy environment assuming the same rules apply. What they don’t realize is that they’re already living in a prime environment for mold propagation—constantly above 73 degrees, below which mold goes dormant, & often over 73-68% humidity. When they leave their windows open constantly, these spores blow in & settle all over the surfaces of their homes. Since these indoor environments never get dry or cold enough to kill or deactivate the mold spores, they simply grow unabated on every surface that won’t inhibit their growth. Soon, the homeowner now has a life threatening problem in their current home that could have been avoided by simply running an cooling system a sufficient amount of time. Always be careful knowing that a single tip that works well for a single section may lead to irreversible life threatening consequences in another.
October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020