An excessively high humidity level in your home can cause a number of problems. Excess condensation and wet spots on your windows, walls, and ceilings can give way to problematic mold growth. You may also notice a musty smell with the emergence of mildew, which can aggravate allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. Too much humidity can also degrade the structure of your home and attract pests.
While many believe high humidity to be an issue that mostly occurs during the summer months, high humidity may occur inside improperly-ventilated spaces at any time of year.
Using Your Air Conditioner to Decrease Indoor Humidity
Your air conditioner does double duty to keep your home cool. Not only does the air conditioning unit move cooled air indoors, but it also moves warm, humid air from the home’s interior to outside. As hot air from inside of the home blows over the air conditioner’s evaporator coil, the air conditioner removes moisture from the air and drains it into a pan and eventually out of the system.
Air conditioners play an important role in maintaining a comfortable humidity level, but it is important to remember that removing moisture from the air is not your air conditioner’s main duty. The ideal level of humidity for most homes is typically between 35 and 50%. If your home has very high humidity levels, ask your HVAC technician whether your HVAC system requires additional humidity-reducing measures. If necessary, we can install a whole-home dehumidifier.
Naples’ Preferred AC Contractor
The knowledgeable, NATE certified technicians at Accurate Comfort Services have an array of solutions that can keep the South Florida humidity at bay inside your home. We provide installation, maintenance, and repair services for all air conditioner makes and models. We also provide heating and indoor air quality services. Call us today to learn more about how we can make your home more comfortable. We serve Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, and surrounding areas.