Controlling The Humidity Inside Your Home
If you go outside in the Panhandle anytime between March and November, you can feel the humidity in the air almost immediately. Make-up often feels heavy and starts to slide off. If you styled your hair, it falls and sticks to your neck. It’s not the most pleasant feeling, but one we’ve probably all grown accustomed to over the years. Controlling the humidity in your home is necessary to stay cool and comfortable during the hot summer months in Florida.
Coming into your home from the hot, sticky outside air is quite a relief. Once your body becomes accustomed to the change in temperature, you might start to feel those same “sticky” feelings, although to a lesser extent, that you were feeling outside. That’s because your home has a certain level of humidity, too.
You can’t fix the humidity outside your home, Mother Nature is in control of that. But you can control the humidity level inside your home by making a few changes.
Tips for controlling indoor humidity:
If you want to get serious about the humidity inside your home, you can get a hygrometer, to accurately read your home’s humidity levels. You can buy a cheap one for less than $10 online. If you really want to invest in a healthy home, you can invest in a device like Awair which measures temperature plus levels of humidity, carbon dioxide, toxic chemicals, and dust in your air.
Here are a few tips to help you lessen the humidity level in your home:
- Use a dehumidifier, especially in basements and during the warmer months in the Panhandle.
- Run exhaust fans while cooking and bathing
- Reduce the amount of water introduced into your home by cooking with covered pots; taking cooler, shorter showers; venting clothes dryers directly to the outside; and reducing the number of plants in the home
- Install a Smart Thermostat so you can keep an eye on your home’s humidity levels, as well as control them. Upgrading an older HVAC system to a higher efficiency unit will allow greater humidity control for years to come. Learn more about high-efficiency residential units.
- Become mindful of the indoor versus the outdoor temperature also can ease the concern of proper humidity within the home. What is the current temperature inside versus outdoors?
High-Efficiency HVAC Systems & Humidity
Another way to improve not only the humidity level in your home but the overall comfort level is to invest in an American Standard Accucomfort Comfort System from Climatech of Professional Air.
These systems are so advanced and do so many things that just weren’t available just a few short years ago. It is a variable speed system which continually circulates air within your home lessening the possibility of “stale” air to remain, therefore cutting down on humidity levels.
This system is also high efficiency which means you will save money on your energy bills since the system does not cycle on and off as frequently. High-Efficiency systems keep your home more comfortable doing less work than traditional systems, so you save money each month. Take a look at everything this system has to offer.
If you would like more information about our American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning Systems, shoot us an email at [email protected], or call us at 850-968-2161.
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