High humidity is nothing new to Texas residents. The phrase, “it’s not so much the heat, it’s the humidity,” is familiar to us all because it’s usually true! Excess moisture can make the warmest of days seem even more sweltering. Aside from being uncomfortable however, the rise in moisture can actually lead to damage to building material and the need to run the air conditioner more often. The relative humidity levels in your home need to be between 30-50%: any higher than this is unhealthy and inefficient. We’ve discussed some reasons why a dehumidifier is a great idea for your home below.
Because high humidity makes it seem warmer despite what the temperature is, you set your thermostat low to cool your home off. With a dehumidifier, however, you’ll be able to set your thermostat at a higher temperature, thus reducing your energy usage. This in turn will reduce your monthly electricity bill. Plus, since you won’t need to lower the temperature of your home as much and your air conditioner won’t be constantly running, your AC system will have a longer lifespan.
Excess moisture can cause the development of mold and mildew. If you or members of your family suffer from allergies and asthma, this can severely aggravate their symptoms. Mold and mildew can even make a normally healthy person ill. Dehumidifiers help to keep indoor air at a reasonable humidity level, which helps keep the home’s occupants healthy.
In addition to benefiting your health and your wallet, dehumidification will help you feel more comfortable without dramatically lowering your thermostat settings. When there is too much moisture in the air, your body cannot cool down effectively because the humidity doesn’t allow your sweat to evaporate quickly. This is why a humid day feels so much worse than any other day at the same temperature.
For dehumidifier installation in Sugar Land, TX, contact Fresh Air, LP today!