Is The High Humidity Making My House Feel Hotter?
Oh, the humidity! Summertime in Arkansas means warmer temperatures, and with temperatures on the rise, you can expect to see already high humidity levels increase, as well. Humidity levels can impact how well our air conditioners run during the hottest months of the year. It’s important that your home’s system runs efficiently to keep those humidity levels low and maintain a comfortable temperature for you and your family.
Humidity and Your HVAC System
In addition to heating and cooling, one of the most important functions of your home’s air conditioning system is to remove the excess humidity from the inside air. When the humidity levels outside are high, air conditioning units have to work harder and longer to provide the same level of comfort as they would other times of the year.
You may start to feel the effects of higher humidity not only outside, but also inside your home.
Common signs of high humidity in your home include:
- Moist, clammy air
- Foggy windows
- An unpleasant, musty odor
If humidity levels get out of control, you may experience serious problems, including mold and mildew growth that can lead to unpleasant health issues. That’s why it’s important to explore your options for treating those conditions before they cause too much damage and lead to unnecessary AC repair costs.
Humidity Solutions and Dehumidification
When working properly, your home’s air conditioning unit should be able to remove excess humidity from the air in your home. However, if your home is cooled by an older unit that cannot sufficiently dehumidify the air inside, you may want to try some of the following tips to decrease the need for dehumidification:
- Don’t set your thermostat to the “Fan On” position; this causes the fan to constantly blow moist air back into your home before it has time to dry.
- Use exhaust fans when cooking, bathing, washing, or other activities that produce a lot of moisture.
- Try to keep windows closed when it is too humid outside.
If you see signs of high humidity in your home or are in need of quality air conditioning service, come check out the professionals at Middleton Heat & Air, the most trusted heating and air conditioning service and heating and air repair company in the state of Arkansas.
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