Keeping humidity levels in check with my HVAC unit to help manage bug problems

Farm life is enjoyable, busy, and rewarding.

  • But besides dealing with rodents, bugs, and molds, humidity greatly threatens our crops and health.

For that reason, we always monitor our humidity levels at all times, especially in the house. The rule of thumb for us is between 40% to 60%. Anything above or below that, we risk losing our harvests and tackling mold. When we started farming to survive, we were quite naive and had a steep learning curve for most things, such as an air conditioning system for the farmhouse. For a long while, we relied on a single-speed air conditioner that was no good until we got better advice from an HVAC technician who came in for ac repair. Not only did we not understand how it operates, but we also had no idea it was the wrong type for our dwelling. But to achieve better air quality, we had to invest in a variable-speed HVAC unit for better results. This was to be a new installation inside the new storage unit for the crops, complete with air ducts and extended ductwork that served nearby storage. With such an extensive network came more than one ac filter that would take hours to clean when home services came knocking to carry out HVAC maintenance. The HVAC company undoubtedly lived up to the challenge and did a commendable job, thanks to the HVAC professional in charge of the installation. Having gotten help with indoor comfort, we can now rest easy knowing the bug problems would be a thing of the past with temperature and humidity well managed.

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