You’ve probably heard people complain about the humidity before. Many people know that humidity can make conditions a lot worse outside and in the home, but you may be curious as to why this is. Read on to learn more about the effects of humidity on your comfort levels, and to see what you can do about it.
High levels of humidity, or a large percentage of moisture in the air, can make you feel a lot less comfortable in the summer because it interferes with your body’s ability to stay cool in warm weather. You cool off as sweat evaporates from your skin. But with all the water vapor in the air already, the evaporation process cannot occur so easily, and you feel a lot hotter than the temperature on the thermostat would indicate.
High humidity in your home can have an additional impact. Using your air conditioner more frequently can lead to higher bills, overworking your system and, eventually, causing components to break down as well. You might, eventually, have to replace your system prematurely, due to all of the extra stress.
Low humidity, when the air feels dry and perhaps a little cooler than the thermostat settings, can be just as big of a problem as high humidity. This dries out your skin as well as your sinuses. You might feel a lot less comfortable. But more importantly, it could inhibit your ability to fight off illnesses.
Whole Home Humidifier/Dehumidifier Systems
Humidity is an important factor in your home comfort, which is why we always recommend that you have a humidifier or a dehumidifier if itappears to be a problem in your home. Keeping humidity levels balanced between about 30% and 50% helps to keep you comfortable.
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