Summertime humidity is a fact of life in Rose City, Texas, but that doesn't mean you should feel hot and sticky when you're at home. On the contrary, your HVAC system is designed to keep both the temperature and moisture levels of your home in check.
HVAC Systems and Humidity
Everyone knows that HVAC systems raise and lower the actual temperature of a building. However, many people don't realize they also act as dehumidifiers that remove moisture from the air inside your home. When your HVAC unit is working properly, it removes just the right amount of moisture from the air, resulting in a cool, comfortable living environment.
The cooling capacity of your HVAC system has a huge impact on its ability to maintain optimal humidity levels. A system that's too small will struggle to adequately dehumidify your home. A system that's too big will also struggle to dehumidify your home—its cycles will be too short to effectively pull the right amount of moisture out. This is an important reason why it's vital to size your HVAC unit correctly when purchasing a new system.
Humidity's Impact on Comfort Levels
A certain amount of moisture is necessary for comfort. When humidity levels are too high, your home will feel warmer than it really is. When they're too low, your skin may start to feel dry and itchy. Typically, people are most comfortable when relative humidity levels are around 40%.
Warning Signs of High Humidity
If the air in your home smells musty and feels moist when you breathe, your moisture levels are too high. The fix may be as simple as turning on your air conditioner, but if you can't get your home's moisture under control yourself, it's wise to call an HVAC professional for help.
The service techs at Thermacon Service Company, Inc. can help you keep your home's humidity levels in check. Give us a call at (866) 797-1535 to set up an appointment.
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