Humidity Control is the Best Way to Keep Cool and Comfortable in Your Home

June 12, 2020

To keep your home as cool and comfortable as possible, it takes controlling its humidity. High humidity makes you hot, sweaty, and very uncomfortable. Here are some things you can do to get your home’s humidity under control.

What’s the Ideal Humidity?

Your home is most comfortable with a humidity level between 45-50%. You can use a hygrometer to measure humidity. Sweat running down your back is another good indicator that your house is too humid.

Use Your Air Conditioner

Air conditioners remove hot, humid air from your home. You should have your AC system regularly tuned-up and change the filter often.

Use Exhaust Fans

Whenever you’re cooking or showering, turn on the exhaust fans. Additionally, leave them running for a while when you’re done. This will exhaust humid air outdoors.

Install a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

A humidifier removes moisture from the air that passes through it. A whole-home dehumidifier goes into your heating and cooling system’s air handler. It filters out moisture from all the air in your home. Your AC system won’t have to work as hard when you have one of these devices installed. F & R Air Conditioning, Inc. of Abbeville, LA, installs whole-home dehumidifiers, so you can rely on us to get the installation right.

Fix Leaking Pipes

A leaking pipe introduces moisture into your home. Leaks should be repaired and exposed pipes wrapped to prevent condensation from forming. Signs you have a leaky pipe include wet spots and water-stained walls.

Dry Laundry Outside

You shouldn’t dry wet clothes on an indoor drying rack. Doing so will make your home more humid. Instead, hang them outside to dry on a clothesline or place the drying rack outside.

Schedule With Us Today

F & R Air Conditioning, Inc. provides heating and cooling services to people living in Abbeville and its surrounding area. We’ve been providing services since 1956. Whether you need a furnace, heat pump or air conditioner replaced, repaired, or tuned-up, we have you covered. We also offer indoor air quality and sheet metal services. Call us today to find out how we can help you.

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