When summer is incredibly hot and you must run your air conditioning unit more than usual, the humidity level in your home could increase. Humidity is basically how much water vapor is in the air. Your air conditioning unit puts out cold air and therefore cooling water vapor.
Our bodies are already at a high moisture level. When the humidity in the home or outdoors is high it doesn’t allow our bodies to cool. Significant moisture in the air creates an uncomfortable living situation.
There are ways to regulate the humidity in your home to create a comfortable living space.
Ways Your Home Can Become Too Humid
The opposite of too humid is too dry. Living in a dry environment is equally uncomfortable as an overly humid environment. Somewhere in between is your goal. There are ways your home can become overly humid, which you can regulate.
The first solution to any A/C or heating issue is to check your filter. A dirty filter can cause issues with airflow. Any number of issues including higher humidity levels can be caused by a dirty filter. Plan to replace it every three months.
If your air conditioning unit is too large for your living space, if it produces more cooling than necessary, your humidity levels may rise. While the cost of switching out your unit likely makes this an unfeasible solution, contacting a professional could help in finding dehumidifier options.
It’s also possible your air conditioning unit is failing. Evaporator coils within your a/c unit should help lessen the humidity levels in your home. If those coils aren’t working properly they could require cleaning or replacement.
Prevention and Maintenance for House Humidity
Addressing those four issues will help regulate the humidity in your home. When you’re ready for professional insight and assistance, reach out to us. NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in dehumidifying homes. Whether installing a dehumidifying system or helping target problem areas, NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning is your choice. In Spokane, WA, and surrounding areas, trust NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning to meet all of your household electrical needs including heating, cooling, water heater repair and installation, and overall household electrical services.
Contact NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning to discuss your needs today!