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How Humidity Affects Your HVAC System

How Humidity Affects Your HVAC System

Believe it or not, humidity can affect how well your HVAC system runs.

Believe it or not, humidity can affect how well your HVAC system runs.  Even if you don’t immediately notice a difference, your air conditioning is supposed to help remove any humidity from the room and help your home become more comfortable. There’s not much time left in June, but as July is just around the corner, it’s time to find out what you can do about the humidity affecting your HVAC system.

The Effects of Humidity

When the air conditioner is working properly, you will notice a difference. And this isn’t just because the room feels cooler and less stuffy. Heat and moisture are pulled out of the air which automatically starts to make you feel better. Even so, it’s important to stay hydrated – being too dry is just as bad as being too humid if that makes sense. Older systems won’t be able to keep up as effectively. This is one of the biggest reasons why many homeowners choose to upgrade their HVAC units before the summer begins. Even if you weren’t able to do this, there is still time to get it done before the worst of the summer heat arrives. You also need to make sure that the system you have is the right size – one that’s too big is just as problematic as one that isn’t large enough.

Getting Rid of Humidity

Make sure your home’s humidity level is kept below 60%. If it goes above this number, the more likely you’ll start to feel uncomfortable. You can have an HVAC technician attach a dehumidifier to your HVAC system. This attachment allows more water to be drawn out of the air. You can also look for humidifiers that can be moved around your home, so you can deploy them in a bathroom or anywhere else you need it. Reducing humidity levels allows your HVAC to work better.

Taking Care of Outdoor Systems

Even if you are unwilling to go outside, you will still have to. After all, you need to ensure that your outdoor HVAC setups are still in good condition. Clean off the dirt and dust that can collect on your unit. This can also help you save money on your utility bills. Misting the coils can also make a difference, although this is bound to be more difficult for the average homeowner to do.

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