High humidity, whether inside or outside of your home, can impact the effectiveness of your air conditioning system. Other problems come with having a humid home besides indoor comfort, so you should make sure your indoor humidity is never above 60%.
High Humidity Feels Hotter
If you were to compare the way a specific temperature feels at 50% humidity to 70% humidity, it would feel hotter at 70% humidity despite being the same temperature. You will find yourself having to decrease your air conditioning system’s set temperature in an attempt to stay comfortable when the humidity is too high inside the home. This, in turn, drives up your energy bill.
You can have a dehumidifier installed on your air conditioning system to prevent this problem from occurring. Crest Air offers installation of dehumidifiers in Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.
High Humidity Impairs Cooling
Central air conditioning systems work to dehumidify the air while also cooling it, but they can be overwhelmed by too much humidity. When humidity overwhelms the system, it may no longer cool your home as effectively.
Causes of High Humidity
You can help prevent high humidity inside the home by using the fan on auto mode and hiring a professional company for AC installations. An oversized or a single-speed air conditioning system is more vulnerable to humidity problems. You want a system that’s the right size for your home to avoid cooling problems.
The problem with an oversized system is it turns on and off too frequently. It is never given sufficient run time to remove humidity from your home. Single-speed ACs have a similar problem as systems that are too large. They operate at full blast, so your home cools down too fast, leading to frequent cycling on and off.
Crest Air provides professional installation of air conditioning systems and dehumidifiers in Palm Beach. We have NATE-certified technicians, and we are factory authorized with Trane and Daikin. You can have confidence that we’re highly knowledgeable about heating and cooling systems. Other services we offer include AC maintenance, AC repair, heating services, indoor air quality, and refrigeration services. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.