Low humidity air feels cooler. The thermostat can then be set a few degrees higher and reduce the work the HVAC system must do.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2013
Houston area temperatures are exceeding 100 degrees F this week. Homeowners in the area can relieve some of the load on the cooling system and not lower comfort levels by reducing the humidity. Low humidity air feels cooler. The thermostat can then be set a few degrees higher and reduce the work the HVAC system must do.
1. What is Humidity?
Humidity is moisture in the air. Humidity levels also fluctuate throughout the year depending on the season. Humidity is more common in certain areas of the country. Some areas of the country see high humidity levels all year round. The South is especially prone to high humidity levels year round because of the geographic location.
2. Why Lower it?
A high humidity level can cause many problems. High humidity in the home can cause mold to grow, health to suffer, and drywall to crack.
The growth of mold is spurred on by high humidity. Mold feeds off of the moisture that humidity brings into the home. Mold can decrease the value of a home, and cause health problems for the occupants of the home.
Mold is responsible for many health issues. It can cause itchy eyes, sore throats, headaches, sinus problems, and even asthma attacks. A homeowner may not even be aware that there is mold in the home, and he or she may suffer the ailments in the preceding list for years. Taking care of the mold problem alleviates the health symptoms, and the homeowner can feel healthy once again.
Drywall can crack due to fluctuating humidity levels in the home. Once the moisture is in the home and it seeps into the walls, the walls swell. If the humidity level drops, the swelling decreases and the result may be a crack in the drywall. If this happens over and over again, the drywall will continue to crack and the homeowner will be left with serious damage.
3. Lower Humidity with a Whole House Dehumidifier
The best way for a homeowner to ensure that the humidity level stays low is with a whole house dehumidifier. A whole house dehumidifier keeps the humidity level in the home constant regardless of climate.
While there are smaller humidifiers that are acceptable to use in a single room, the only way to ensure the humidity level is maintained at a low level throughout the entire home is with a whole house dehumidifier.
Quite a few companies offer whole house dehumidifiers. The dehumidifiers come in a variety of sizes to cover homes of varying sizes. Trane, Carrier, and Honeywell are some of companies that offer whole house dehumidifiers.
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