Humidity and your HVAC System
In the summer, outdoor humidity can make the heat miserable. It can make hot days feel even hotter; and it can make doing routine tasks like gardening or driving seem entirely unbearable. Inside your home, controlling a humid atmosphere can drastically improve your homes comfort. A great HVAC system, and proper humidity removal is the greatest key to success when it comes to keeping your home at a comfortable level.
The perfect relative humidity for most homes is between 35-45%. In the south, humidity levels are often very high year-round. The humid air can wreak havoc upon houses and the people that live within them. For homes and the contents inside them; too much moisture can encourage pests and bacteria to multiply. Additionally, it promotes mold production. Which can exacerbate the symptoms that those with allergies and other respiratory issues. In the summer, these issues are worse. Creating a breeding ground for sickness, it also leaves inhabitants with a feeling of discomfort. Humidity keeps the house feeling hotter.
Humid Conditions and Your Health
Unfortunately, keeping conditions too dry also can cause problems. In the winter, having some humidity in the home keeps heating costs down by preserving warmth with the help of humid air. Winter and fall are also when the common cold and flu bugs go around, and dry air can dehydrate the body and leave it susceptible to further damage. Additionally, if a person is already sick, dry air can make already irritated breathing passageways like the lungs and throat feel much worse.
Carrier Infinity System – Perfect Control
The best way to keep your homes humidity at safe comfortable levels is to install a new high efficiency Carrier Infinity® System with Perfect Humidity® control. Never rely on window units or area dehumidifiers. These do not provide the same level of cleanliness and comfort as a high efficiency central AC system. Our home comfort specialists can come out and recommend a solution to control your homes indoor environment and increase your comfort levels while making the indoor air safer for you and your family. Call today!