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How Humidity Levels Affect Your Home Comfort

When it’s summertime, you want your home to be cool and comfortable. But the temperature is not the only thing affecting your comfort at home. Humidity is also a significant factor. The moisture in your home’s air can either make you more comfortable or make the air seem hot and muggy.

If you are interested in investing in a dehumidifier in Campbell County, WY, give our team a call. We can measure the humidity levels in your home and offer a solution that fits your needs. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about how humidity can affect your indoor air quality and overall comfort.

Keeping Cool

Humidity can make the air feel warmer than it really is. Your air conditioner does help to remove some of the humidity from the air, but it can only do so much. Some homes need a little extra help if the humidity levels are particularly high.

Lowering humidity levels can actually make your home feel more comfortable without having to lower the temperature anymore. If you can set your thermostat a degree or two higher and still be comfortable, you can save a lot on your monthly energy bills. Not to mention reducing the wear and tear on your AC and potentially extending its lifespan.

Comfortable humidity levels usually fall somewhere between 30% and 50%. You may have a preference for slightly more or less humidity based on your individual comfort and needs. With a whole house dehumidifier, you can select a humidity level and ensure that your home maintains it day and night, helping your home feel cooler.

Without a dehumidifier, your home doesn’t just feel warm. The air can actually feel heavy. Taking a deep breath may feel uncomfortable and you may feel hot and sticky even with the AC operating perfectly. When this happens, it’s easy to lower the temperature on your thermostat and hope for better results. But if humidity is the issue, a lower temperature won’t help. 

Protecting Your Home and Health

Humidity levels that are too high can negatively impact your home and its contents. Mold needs a dark and moist spot to thrive. There are many places in your home that are dark, but you can prevent those same places from also being too moist. Moisture in the air can also seep into the structure of your home, fueling mold growth. 

When you invest in a dehumidifier you also invest in protecting your home from structural damage. Mold and mildew can also negatively impact your health, so a dehumidifier is also an investment in your health. Mold spores are always in the air, but they won’t spread or multiply without the optimal conditions.

Mold growing in your home will mean more mold spores in the air for you to breathe in. High mold levels can make you very sick without you even knowing why. You may feel less comfortable when you’re at home until you identify the source of the problem.

Schedule an appointment with the team at Climate Solutions, Inc. The trusted source for all your heating and cooling needs.

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