April 19, 2023
Humidity in Spokane, WA

How to Effectively Manage Your Home’s Humidity

Summer in Spokane is an enjoyable time of year. However, when high humidity moves in, it can spoil this otherwise perfect season. This is especially true if that humidity finds its way into your home. High humidity levels in your home can leave you with sticky skin, sticking doors, and a host of other problems. Fortunately, there are multiple solutions that you can use to help manage your home’s humidity so that your home is always perfectly comfortable. Check out these insider tips from your friends at NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning to help you take control of your home’s comfort this summer.

Understand Humidity Levels

The first step in managing your home’s humidity level is accurately measuring it. Investing in an accurate hygrometer will help you understand the humidity levels in your home when you feel comfortable and uncomfortable. This will help determine the methods you need to use to help control your home’s humidity levels. Furthermore, a hygrometer will help you ensure that any humidity-control measures you put into place are working effectively.

Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced

The primary dehumidifying device in your home is your air conditioner. As your air conditioner pumps cold refrigerant through the evaporator coil, the moisture in the humid air that passes by condenses on the refrigerant line, thus removing it from the air. If the evaporator coil is dirty, your air conditioner won’t be able to dehumidify your home effectively. That’s why it’s essential to schedule a maintenance appointment with NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning before the start of summer.

Add a Dedicated Dehumidifier

If your air conditioner can’t keep up with your home’s humidity levels, the next step is to add a dedicated dehumidifier. You can utilize a portable dehumidifier if just one or two rooms in your home seem to stay humid. If your whole home is unusually humid, you can have NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning install a whole-home dehumidifier. With your air conditioner and dehumidifier working together, you should be able to largely get your home’s humidity issues under control.

We Take Your Comfort Seriously

At NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning, we take our customers’ comfort seriously. For over 65 years, we’ve been working hard to ensure every customer is satisfied. That’s why we maintain air conditioners, install furnaces, and repair dehumidifiers. We also install electrical outlets, replace water heaters, and much more. That’s one big reason we can consistently earn five-star reviews. To learn more about keeping your home comfortable this summer, contact us at NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning today.

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