With temperatures rising in the New Orleans metro area, the humidity can start to feel unbearable. Luckily, improving your home’s comfort levels is easy when you keep a few humidity-beating tips in mind.
Turn Up the AC
Modern HVAC systems are more than capable of handling high humidity levels. Your air conditioner features an evaporator coil that condenses the air’s water vapor, removing hot, moist air from indoor living spaces. Just by using your AC more often, you can reduce your home’s humidity levels and make it easier to get through a hot Louisiana summer.
Use Fans to Help Circulate the Air
In addition to relative humidity, air movement also affects your home’s comfort levels. Combining your AC with ceiling fans creates a more optimum air flow throughout the home, improving your home’s indoor air quality and creating a stronger cooling effect. Air movement created by ceiling fans also helps increase the rate of moisture evaporation, which lessens humidity levels.
Invest in a Dehumidifier
Whether you opt for a portable dehumidifier or a whole-home unit, these handy gadgets are a must when you live in a humid climate. Dehumidifiers draw moisture out of the air to create a less humid indoor environment, which is great for reducing mildew, musty smells, dust mites, and other allergens that thrive in moist conditions. Another great thing about dehumidifiers is that running them during the summer helps your AC run more efficiently, which can reduce your energy costs.
Schedule a Professional Energy Audit
A home’s humidity levels become high when moist outside air enters through the doors, windows, cracks, vents, and other openings. In many cases, a homeowner may be unaware that this type of energy loss is occurring throughout the home, which is where a professional energy audit can come in handy. Energy audits pinpoint air leaks so you can take the proper steps to address the issue.
Call Bryans United Air Conditioning at (504) 208-2071 to learn more about our air conditioning products and services. We’ll help you beat the humidity!
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