The Effects of Humidity on Your Home’s HVAC System

Excess humidity can make your interior feel uncomfortable and make your heating and air conditioning system work harder to maintain the temperature you want. This is because HVAC units also dehumidify the air. If the air in your home is too humid, your cooling equipment has to consume more energy to maintain indoor comfort. Below, we explain more about the importance of controlling humidity within the home.

Humidity HVAC System Effects

The Effects of Excess Humidity in Your Home

Your air conditioning system cools your home by removing moisture and heat from the air. If your indoor humidity is too high, your current system may not be able to cope with it. Common problems of excess humidity include clammy air, cloudy windows, and a musty odor indoors. In addition, your home can feel warmer than it actually is. This may end up causing your air conditioner to work harder, leading to increased energy bills.

The Importance of a Home Dehumidifier

One of the ways you can reduce humidity in your home is by complementing your air conditioning system with a dehumidifier. This device pulls moisture from the air before it enters the ducts in your home. It can help keep your home at an ideal humidity level, improving your indoor comfort and reducing the chance of respiratory or allergy symptoms from excess humidity. The most comfortable indoor humidity level varies from household to household, but in general, you should aim for a relative humidity level between 35% to 50%.

How We Can Help Maintain Your Home’s Comfort

One solution to home humidity problems is to have us install the Carrier® Performance series dehumidifier, which works seamlessly with your air conditioning system. This product is available in two sizes, depending on your needs. It is zoning-capable, nearly silent when it operates, and self-contained. The permanent MERV 8 filter in this device also helps clean the air. This device is also easy to use because it operates automatically based on the amount of humidity in the air and your comfort settings.

Kemnitz Air Conditioning and Heating has been installing, repairing, and maintaining home heat and air conditioning units since 1986. We are highly skilled HVAC specialists and our NATE-certified technicians have the experience and skills to provide you with world-class service. As a Carrier Factory-Authorized dealer, we can provide you with the best HVAC products available and offer exclusive deals on repair, service, and parts.

Contact us here or call us at (949) 453-8500 to learn more about humidity.