Humidity control is an important factor in home comfort. In South Florida, humidity is a problem year round, and keeping moisture at ideal levels in hot, humid weather is a challenge. Without proper humidity levels in your home, you can’t feel comfortable. Not only that, but your home will start to feel the effects, too.
When you have a good balance of temperature and humidity, both you and your home are healthier and happier. In summer, when temperatures and humidity soar, a house that is not properly dehumidified will feel sticky and uncomfortable to the occupants. And, unseen threats will start to emerge. High humidity breeds mold, mildew and bacteria. This creates an unhealthy indoor environment.
Also, without good humidity control, furniture and structural wood components in your home can become warped and damaged.
Humidity control isn’t just a concern in summer. Here in South Florida, humidity levels remain high most of the year. So, the problems associated with high indoor humidity are a year round problem. The solution? We believe that whole house dehumidification is an excellent idea for our customers. Whole house units are installed on your existing HVAC system to keep humidity at an ideal level all year.
In general, your indoor humidity levels should be between 40– 60%. To achieve this, a whole house dehumidifier pulls warm, humid air into the unit where it’s passed over cold coils. This creates condensation that is then removed from the home. The dehumidifier unit then warms the air (thereby further drying it) and releases it back into the home. Using a dehumidifier unit in conjunction with your A/C is your best bet for keeping moisture in check.
Ask us about how to keep humidity under control in your home. We can recommend the products you need to maintain ideal comfort year round, regardless of what Mother Nature has in store.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about humidity control and other HVAC topics, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.