The longer your home has moist air, the more problems it can cause to your home and health. Ensure the HVAC unit in your Monroe, GA, home is operating efficiently this spring and summer so that your home humidity levels fall between 35 and 50%.
HVAC System Size
Having the proper size HVAC system for your home can play a major role in helping you maintain the comfort level in your home. If your system is too small or too large, it won’t heat and cool a home properly or adjust correctly for humidity. The next time you have a licensed technician come out for regular HVAC maintenance, he or she will be able to tell you whether the size of your HVAC system is adequate to meet your home’s needs.
The same is true if your HVAC unit is too old – air will not be dispersed through your home properly and can result in some rooms holding more moisture than others. If HVAC filters haven’t been changed and ductwork is clogged and worn from years of use, your air conditioner can malfunction, indoor air quality can decrease and humidity can increase.
Ways to Lower Humidity in Your Home
The first step for correcting humidity problems in your home is to have a technician begin monitoring humidity levels. This is done by using a humidity monitor called a “hygrometer”.
Once your home’s relative humidity is determined, steps can be taken to decrease moisture levels within the home. The humidity in your home can be decreased by:
- Upgrading your HVAC unit
- Installing a whole-home dehumidifier
- Cleaning your AC filter and duct work
Contact Phelps Heating and Cooling today to see why your home might be more humid than it should be, and let us suggest ways you can resolve the problem. Our team is standing by to assist you with any questions or problems you may have with your HVAC system.
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