Energetic bright summer days become uncomfortable with high humidity levels. An air conditioning system at home controls temperature but many people are often unaware if the system is working fine when it comes to controlling humidity. High humidity is troublesome irrespective of the fact that a temperature is high or low. An air conditioning system can handle this problem to some extent and escapes you from harsh temperatures only when it works properly. If the humidity levels are too high, you may feel suffocated even when your air conditioner is running.
Indoor Humidity-Good or Bad
Indoor humidity is responsible for home comfort. Humidity can either be absolute or relative. Indoor humidity is relative i.e. the amount of vapor in the air compared to the maximum water vapor content. It is given in percentage whereas absolute humidity indicates vapor content in the air.
Humidity is not bad because air moisture can prevent breathing problems, dry sinuses, and static electricity effects. However, too much indoor humidity can be a problem as it provides an adequate environment for the growth of bacteria, mold, dust mites, and viruses. High humidity can severely affect your plants, furniture, artworks, and other valuable items.
How Important is to Maintain Indoor Humidity?
Indoor humidity levels up to 45% are comfortable. The recommended level is good for health, prevents bacteria, mold, viruses, and airborne pollutants as well as keeps your valuables safe.
It is necessary to maintain humidity levels at your home because high humidity can lead to the growth of bacteria, mold, bug infestation, sticky skin, and discomfort. Low humidity also promotes viral infection, eczema, dust allergy, and of course high electricity bills.
How Air Conditioning System is Helpful?
An air conditioning system cools the indoor air and removes moisture during this process but removing vapor content from indoors is not its major functionality. The air conditioning system needs to work harder to remove high vapor content. This reduces the life and you need to replace the system soon.
How to Reduce Indoor Humidity?
If you live in high humidity area, it is necessary to reduce indoor humidity for the sake of your air conditioning system. Below are some necessary steps to reduce indoor humidity.
- Switch on the exhaust fan while bathing or doing any household work as it draws moist air outside.
- Ensure that the dryer is working fine and venting moist and warm air outside
- When humidity levels are high outdoors, then do not use the system’s fan setting because the fan draws outside air inside which eventually increases humidity levels inside.
- Keep doors and windows closed when you feel high humidity outside
- Check gutters and downspouts so that water does not seep through foundations and walls as it increases indoor humidity
In case you are dealing with any troubles with your air conditioning system, get in touch with Prestige Air Conditioning & Heating. They are based in Brooksville and Spring Hill, FL, and have an experienced team of professionals.
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