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How Humidity Affects Your Comfort

Whole-home comfort systems help you to stay comfortable by giving you control of the temperature throughout the house. But heat isn’t the only thing that has an effect on how comfortable you feel. The levels of humidity in the air can weigh you down, make you feel itchy, or even make you feel sick. Learn more about moisture in the air (or a lack thereof) affects your comfort in our guide.

Too Much Humidity Makes You Sweat

An acceptable level of humidity is typically said to be around 30-50%. But in Georgia, our humidity levels are known to get much higher than this, especially as the weather warms up. And when it does, it’s difficult for you to get comfortable—all because of sweat.

Your body has natural ways to regulate the temperature, and it stays cool as sweat evaporates. However, sweat cannot evaporate from your skin easily when there is too much moisture in the air. That can make the temperature in the room feel many degrees higher than the temperature on the thermostat.

You might spend too much money on air conditioning because the temperature in the room doesn’t feel up to your standards. In addition, the excess humidity could add enough moisture to your home for allow for the spread of mold. A whole-home dehumidifier can solve these problems without using as much energy as an air conditioner.

Too Little Humidity Is Also a Problem

It’s not so much of a problem in our area of the U.S., but in many places, low humidity is a persistent problem, causing dry skin, chapped lips, cracked furniture, and even leading to illness. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers work with an HVAC system, helping to keep humidity levels at an acceptable level: not too dry and not too moist. These do a much better job than small point-of-use systems that only help to modify the air quality in a small area of the home.

Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. to learn more about humidity and your comfort and to get quality work in Ambrose, GA at a fair price.

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