Get Control Over High Indoor Humidity

We’ve all heard the mundane weather chit chat: it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. Well, people say it because it’s true. Humidity can be even more dangerous than heat, causing excessive sweating and dehydration, which is when your body starts to lose more water than it can replenish. Since high humidity (more than 75 percent relative humidity) keeps sweat on your skin for longer periods of time, it’s harder for your body to effectively cool down.

Becoming dehydrated in humid conditions can lead to fatigue, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, muscle cramps, and more. If your home is experiencing high indoor humidity, it’s important to get that under control – especially in the dog days of summer. You can do that by installing a whole-house dehumidifier in your home by a qualified HVAC contractor. Dehumidifiers extract excess water from the air, while humidifiers add it (typically needed in winter).

Why a Properly Functioning AC is Important

Your air conditioner plays a big role in the management of indoor humidity. Sure, its primary function is to cool down the air in your home, but it can also remove some moisture in the process. But if your AC isn’t working properly, it can’t do its job and control the humidity throughout your home. For instance, your AC unit may be too small to adequately cool the space it’s in or remove enough humidity.

Installing a properly sized unit would be beneficial in this case, to ensure optimal performance as well as humidity control.

Is an AC a Dehumidifier?

In a nutshell, no. While your AC is capable of removing some moisture from the indoor air, it wasn’t designed to act as a dehumidifier. The primary goal of an air conditioner is to cool the air, which in turn does reduce humidity levels somewhat. In summer, when high humidity levels are present, even the best AC won’t be able to retain normal moisture levels. This leaves you with an uncomfortable environment.

Enter: Whole-House Dehumidifiers

The solution to this predicament is a whole-house dehumidifier. Its primary job is to remove excess moisture from the indoor air. A dehumidifier can:

  • Enhance Comfort: Whole-house dehumidifiers make your home cooler and more comfortable by providing consistent humidity levels.
  • Contribute to Energy Efficiency: With low humidity conditions, your AC doesn’t have to work overtime to cool your home, which results in energy and money savings.
  • Improve Air Quality: When you reduce humidity levels, you are doing your part to prevent dust mites, mold growth, and other allergens. This results in better indoor air quality for the health of your family.
  • Protect Your Home: Too much moisture in the home can damage wooden flooring, furniture, and structural components. Protect your investment with a dehumidifier.

There are many factors that come into play when choosing the right whole-house dehumidifier, from the size of your home to your region’s average humidity levels. Your trusted Roseville MI contractors can determine the best dehumidifier for your needs that also complements your existing HVAC system.

Get a Quote From Warm or Breezy Heating & Cooling

Struggling with high indoor humidity levels? You don’t have to live with it. Instead, call our HVAC contractors at (586) 335-3044 for a free quote on our dehumidifier and air conditioning services, including repair, installation, maintenance, replacement and inspection.