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How Humidity Affects Home Comfort—And Costs You More

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

hot-fan-man-computerWhen it starts to get hot outside, nothing sounds better than splashing around in a nice, cool pool, or running through a sprinkler like you did when you were young. Water can help us to cool down—unless, surprisingly to some, it’s in the air.

Humidity levels tend to rise as temperatures do. Humidity refers to the amount of moisture, or water vapor, in the air. And even though it doesn’t actually affect the temperature, it can make the air feel a lot warmer than it is. In your home, it could be the reason you’re spending too much on air conditioning in Roswell, GA.

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Does My Air Conditioner Help with the Humidity?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

You already know that your air conditioner cools you down on a hot day. But what about when the heat isn’t your biggest problem? Humidity levels can make the air feel like it’s hotter than the temperature on the thermostat actually indicates. People tend to describe a “sticky” heat, made a lot worse if you don’t have an air conditioner.

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What You Should Know about Humidity and Indoor Comfort

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

“It’s not the heat. It’s the humidity!” It’s a saying you’ve likely heard before. Humidity can have nearly as much of an effect on your comfort as heat in the summertime. That’s because high levels of humidity make a home feel even warmer, but it has nothing to do with the temperature.

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Install a Dehumidifier this Year

Monday, April 11th, 2016

In this part of the country, we’re all used to high humidity levels dragging us down in the summer. High humidity makes the air feel even warm, and makes you feel sticky and sluggish. This is because your body isn’t evaporating sweat the way it’s supposed to. The moisture cannot evaporate into the air the way it’s supposed to due to the excess moisture already in the air, so your body’s natural cooling process is inhibited.

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Keep Allergy Symptoms Away with These Whole-Home Systems

Monday, March 7th, 2016

When it comes to your indoor comfort, an efficient HVAC system is essential. The temperature of your home is not the only factor that contributes to your comfort, however. Another vital component is your indoor air quality, which you probably don’t think very much about. We’ve highlighted a couple whole-home systems that you would do well to consider for your home to improve your indoor air quality.

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4 Reasons to Get Humidity under Control throughout Your Home

Monday, February 15th, 2016

One of the most important factors to your home comfort is something you might not think much about once you get indoors. You turn on the air conditioner or heater as soon as you come home, so you probably do not consider many other air quality issues besides the temperature. But if you don’t have proper humidity control as well, you could be missing out.

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3 Services to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Of course, your family’s health comes first on your list of priorities. However, you may not be aware when the air quality in your home is contributing to your family members’ poor health. Any family member with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory conditions, or an immune system disorder, deserves to breathe in clean air, but this isn’t always easy to achieve.

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Why Add a Dehumidifier to Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Humidity is as much a part of Georgia summers as fresh peaches and barbeques. The great thing about your air conditioning system is that it helps remove humidity, but during periods of excessive humidity (which can be frequent in our part of the world), your air conditioner works harder and may not remove all the humidity from your indoor air. Humidity in your indoor air can mean discomfort, something no one wants to deal with in the middle of a hot summer. One of the best ways to combat excessive humidity is to install a whole-home dehumidifier to your air conditioning system in Roswell.

Benefits of a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

Humidity doesn’t just make things feel hotter and stickier, it can actually cause problems that can affect those in your home. Here are some of the benefits you can experience with a whole-home dehumidifier:

  • Better health – viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and dust mites thrive when the humidity level is over 60%. Considering the average summer humidity in Georgia is 57-89%, having a whole-home dehumidifier can help keep your allergy sufferers from having frequent attacks, as well as keeping the rest of your home healthier.
  • Energy efficiency – when it’s excessively humid outside, your AC has to work harder to achieve the same indoor temperature as when it’s not. Not only will your air conditioner run harder, it will also run more frequently. A whole-home dehumidifier takes the extra moisture away ahead of the air conditioner, allowing it to work as if the excess humidity wasn’t there. This means less work and cycling for your AC, which helps with better energy efficiency.
  • Better comfort – humidity sticks to everything, including your skin; this is why humidity makes everything feel clammy. In your home, the temperature may be much cooler than the outside, but if the humidity level is still elevated, your home won’t feel cool and dry, it will feel cool and clammy – similar to the inside of a refrigerator.

Don’t Feel Like a Wet Blanket This Summer

Excess humidity can compromise your indoor air quality on several levels, defeating the purpose of having an air conditioner in the first place.

Call Air Conditioning Experts, Inc., and schedule an appointment to speak to one of our consultants about installing a whole-home dehumidifier to your air conditioner in Roswell.

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