Pensacola’s warm and sunny climate makes it an attractive travel destination, but as those lucky enough to live here know, high humidity levels can be a real problem. Too much humidity in your home not only leaves you feeling sticky and uncomfortable but creates the perfect breeding ground for allergens like mold, mildew and bacteria too. Because you’re likely to run your air conditioner at lower temperatures when the humidity is high, hot and humid weather can also raise your energy bills. These tips can help you save more of your hard-earned money while enhancing your comfort at home.
It’s All Relative
The relative humidity (RH) in your home represents the amount of moisture present in the air compared to the actual amount of water vapor the air can hold. To prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends maintaining indoor RH levels at between 30 and 50 percent. Allowing humidity levels to rise above this range can lead to respiratory problems, including asthma attacks and allergic reactions.
Your air conditioning system helps lower humidity levels by extracting moisture as well as heat from the air, but relying on your cooling system for dehumidification can be expensive. A quality dehumidifier gets the job done with much better energy efficiency, allowing you to set the thermostat higher without compromising your comfort. The Carrier Performance series dehumidifier, for example, is a whole-home system that can operate with or without your cooling system. With nearly silent operation, it adjusts RH levels automatically based on your comfort settings.
From regular maintenance service to innovative dehumidifiers, All Seasons Service Network offers an array of HVAC solutions that can increase the energy efficiency of your air conditioner. Lower cooling bills will put more money in your pocket for all of the fun activities available to you in Pensacola. To learn more about how All Seasons Service Network can improve your comfort at home, check out our indoor air quality solutions or call 850-637-8479 today.