The only thing worse than the extremely high temperatures of summer is the increase in humidity. This heat will not only make your home uncomfortable, but it can have some nasty side effects too. For those with breathing problems, excessive moisture can exacerbate their discomfort. Plus, it can encourage the growth of mold and mildew if left unchecked. This is why, we at Ambient Cooling & Heating, we want to help you beat the humidity in your home this summer.
Consider Your Air Conditioner Settings
One way to beat humidity is to take a look at how your air conditioner is running to make sure it is optimal for your setting. Start by making sure the fan setting is on “auto” rather than set on. This is because if the fan is consistently on, it will blow over the wet air conditioner coils when the rest of the AC is off, this can increase humidity levels within your home. One of the best things to do is have a professional give your air conditioning unit a thorough inspection every spring. This will ensure everything is operating at its best and you will have less to worry about.
Whole Home Dehumidifiers
One of the most straightforward approaches is to purchase a dehumidifier for your home. This is particularly useful if you have an older home, any unfinished areas or you live in a region with excessive humidity. While these units can be pricey, the comfort they bring and the mold they prevent are well worth the investment.
Seal Crawl Spaces and Dirt Floors
One common cause of excessive humidity in a home is unfinished spaces down below. If your base is open to the elements, it will allow moisture to enter and make it all the more difficult for your HVAC to run correctly. To fix this, you will need to utilize a vapor barrier, which fully seals the area off, keeping it dry and preventing humidity.
Air Conditioners from Ambient Cooling & Heating
At Ambient we use the latest technology to keep your home the perfect temperature throughout the year. With our knowledge and skills, we offer installation, repairs and preventative maintenance that ensure your comfort in your home or commercial building. We are recognized throughout the state of Maryland for our top-notch service, excellent response times, and great work throughout Baltimore, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Carroll County, and the lower portion of Baltimore County. Are you interested in our Heating and Cooling Services? Call us today at 410-761-0932 or contact us online. If you are interested in more about heating and cooling services, visit us on our Facebook page or check us out on Google+,Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.