Northern Virginia HVAC Company Shares ‘How to Deal with Home Humidity’ Tips

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Northern Virginia HVAC company, Jones-Rogers, offers residents in the area tips and expert advice on how to deal with excessive home humidity after Augusts rash of thunderstorms. While the hot and humid weather of summer still lingers, Jones-Rogers is ensuring homes are kept comfortable in the transition to fall.

Northern Virginia HVAC experts, Jones-Rogers, is providing consumers with tips and expert advice to keep homes comfortable as summer winds down. While temperatures in Northern Virginia have been extremely high this summer, a rash of recent thunderstorms has air conditioning systems working overtime to keep the heat and humidity out of the house. How well a home’s air conditioning system can remove humidity from the home can determine a home owner’s indoor comfort. Jones-Rogers offers the following tips to ensure comfortable, humidity free living.

1.    Take measures not to open windows and doors excessively

2.    Do not turn the air conditioning system on and off. Leave the thermostat set to cooling mode, even if it the temperature is set higher than room temperature. This will allow many systems to continue to extract humidity from the air. Keep in mind that the more energy efficient systems will dehumidify better than lower efficiency equipment, as a rule.

3.    Leave the thermostat’s fan setting to ON. The more often air is circulated within the home, the more the air conditioner can treat the air and remove unwanted humidity; air circulation is also crucial for effective filtration and/or purification where an electronic air cleaner is installed.

For consumers considering replacing their indoor comfort systems, Jones-Rogers recommends choosing a variable-speed indoor blower and a multi-speed outdoor unit. Variable-speed fans are available in both furnace and air handlers (in the case of an outdoor heat pump system).

In the cooling season, 2-speed (or 2-stage) outdoor units have the ability to run more consistently in the first stage, but at reduced consumption. This can help remove more humidity from the home while maintaining a more even temperature. The air conditioner or heat pump’s second stage is available in the event that additional cooling is necessary in order to satisfy the needs of the space, such as when a homeowner returns from work to a system that has been running in energy-saver mode or has been set to a higher temperature while were away.

While 2-speed air conditioners and heat pumps have been available for some time, the Carrier High Efficiency Heat Pump with Greenspeed Intelligence was introduced in 2011 and was recently voted one of “The Hot 50 Products of 2012” by GreenBuilder magazine. Carrier’s new high efficiency heat pump is efficient and reliable which approaches that of a water furnace or geothermal system. Carrier, the world’s leader in high technology heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a trusted brand Jones-Rogers provides to clients looking for the best in home comfort.

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About Jones-Rogers, Inc.
Northern Virginia HVAC company, Jones-Rogers, Inc., is an independent, family owned and operated, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor with 42 years in business in the D.C. Metropolitan area. With their NATE-Certified technicians, custom indoor air quality solutions and emergency service, they are Northern Virginia’s first name in home comfort. They maintain their commitment to deliver quality service for their customer’s indoor comfort needs and have developed a lasting reputation of excellence in the community.

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