Spring has arrived, and while winter isn’t exactly brutal here in Dripping Springs, TX, chances are you haven’t been using your air conditioner this winter much. That’s going to change very soon. While it can take care of the high temperatures, however, it’s tougher for your air conditioner to deal with high humidity levels. It’s not built for that work and excessively muggy air can cause a number of problems. That’s why you need a whole-house dehumidifier to put a stop to high humidity this summer and restore comfort levels to where they should be.
Why Is High Humidity So Troublesome?
You don’t have to be an expert to understand that high humidity levels can be very uncomfortable. The reasons why are simple. Our body’s natural way of keeping cool is to sweat, or more strictly, for the sweat to evaporate off of our skin in the air, which cools us down. When humidity levels get too high, there’s too much moisture in the air for the sweat to evaporate. So it just sits on our skin, making us feel clammy and gross, and failing to lower our body temperature. As a result, air conditioners have to work harder to make us feel cool, with higher monthly rates and an increased risk of a breakdown. This comes on top of the mold and bacteria growth that high humidity fosters.
Dehumidifiers Help Your AC too
Dehumidifiers work by lowering the temperature of the air, which causes the moisture to coalesce into droplets of liquid. Air conditioners do the same thing, but they don’t have the capacity for it and the results tax their systems to the limit. Dehumidifiers not only help restore comfort levels in your home, but ease the burden on air conditioners, helping them do their job more easily.
Contact Intelligent Air Services to install and maintain a quality dehumidifier.