High humidity in your home can make it feel uncomfortable and sticky, especially during summer. Not only can it make you feel uncomfortable, but it can also lead to mold growth and damage to your home. At R&B Climate Control Systems, we know it can be incredibly hard to keep your home comfortable while it is humid in the summer. Fortunately, there are several ways to reduce humidity levels in your home.
Poor insulation is one of the primary culprits of high humidity levels in your home. If your home is poorly insulated, warm and moist air can enter from outside, and cool air can escape from your home, causing the humidity levels to rise. Adding proper insulation can help reduce humidity levels and make your home more comfortable.
Is your AC the right size?
If your HVAC equipment is too small for your home, it will struggle to keep up with the cooling demands, which can result in high humidity levels. On the other hand, if your HVAC equipment is too large, it will cycle on and off too frequently, which can lead to high humidity levels. A properly sized HVAC system will ensure that your home stays cool and comfortable while also reducing humidity levels.
Multi-Stage AC Equipment
If high humidity levels are a constant problem in your home, you may want to consider upgrading to multi-stage AC equipment. Multi-stage AC equipment can remove more moisture from the air than standard AC equipment, making your home feel more comfortable and reducing humidity levels. The multi-stage AC equipment operates at a lower capacity, which allows it to run for longer periods, removing more moisture from the air.
Other tips to consider
Along with the above measures, you can do several other things to reduce humidity levels in your home. For example, using exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom can help to remove moisture from the air. Additionally, keeping your home well-ventilated and using a dehumidifier can help reduce humidity levels.
Reducing humidity levels in your home is essential for creating a comfortable and healthy living environment. Better insulation, properly sized HVAC equipment, and multi-stage AC equipment effectively reduce humidity levels. By taking these measures and other tips, such as using exhaust fans and keeping your home well-ventilated, you can achieve the ideal humidity level in your home and enjoy a more comfortable living space. If you feel like your home could use a professional inspection or a home dehumidifier, contact our experts at R&B Climate Control to see how we can better help you keep your home comfortable.