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How Humidity Affects Your Indoor Comfort

How Humidity Affects Your Indoor Comfort

No matter how low you set your AC thermostat or how high your fan speed is, a home with a high humidity reading will hamper your indoor comfort on a warm, sunny day. Having too little humidity in your home is the reason heaters dry out wood furniture and cause residents to develop dry skin or rashes during the winter.

Having too much or too little humidity in your home can affect how comfortable you feel in it. It can also impact your health. The ideal humidity level for a home to feel comfortable, whether in the winter or the summer, is at 30% to 60%. Any higher or lower and your home will feel uncomfortable.

What is Humidity?

Humidity is actually the amount of moisture in the air. In all climates, warm summer months are more humid than cold winter months. Lowering the humidity level in your home during the summer with a dehumidifier will boost your indoor comfort and make your home more energy-efficient. Likewise, adding a humidifier to your heater during winter months can boost your health and will make you feel comfortable with a lower thermostat reading. That will boost your energy-efficiency as well.

In order for your AC or heating system to function at an optimum level and maximize the comfort of your home, the amount of humidity in the air must be controlled.

Humidity and Your HVAC System

In the summer, if you feel that your AC is not keeping you cool enough, the problem might not be your AC. Your home might be too humid, which is making you feel warm and uncomfortable. In the winter, if your air seems too dry for comfort, you might be having a problem with low humidity. 

To take care of extreme humidity problems, you will need to use equipment that will help keep humidity at a reasonably comfortable level. You need a humidifier in the winter to increase the moisture in the air and a dehumidifier in the summer to reduce the humidity that you feel.

Having an efficient heating and cooling system will help you manage humidity levels at your home in Fort Lauderdale, FL and the company to trust with your HVAC efficiency is Protocool Cooling Solutions. We can help you keep humidity at a comfortable level by ensuring that your cooling and heating systems are operating optimally. We also offer AC maintenanceAC installation, and weatherization services to improve your indoor air quality and energy efficiency.

To find out how we can help you, contact us today online or give us a call at 954-210-5303. Our friendly staff are waiting to answer your calls and your questions.