Controlling Humidity Levels in Your Home
If you live in the south, you have experienced high humidity. This is especially a problem in Ocala, Florida, Dunnellon, Florida, Citrus County and Marion County because of our proximity to the center of the state. High humidity can cause your air compressor to work harder, resulting in more air conditioner maintenance service calls and the need for otherwise preventable AC repair work. A thermostat set at 70 degrees with high indoor humidity can feel hotter than an indoor temperature of 73 degrees with lower humidity. When your system has to work harder to keep your home cooler, not only does it cost you more in electricity, but wear and tear will result in unnecessary AC service and AC repair costs.
An ideal humidity level in Ocala, Florida and Dunnellon, Florida during summer months is around 30-40%. Here are some tips to help control the humidity level in your home:
- Keep windows closed when the humidity outside is high, and open them to let in the fresh air when the outdoor humidity is low.
- Be sure you do not have any water leaks or wet carpet, as this can increase the humidity inside your home.
- Keep air moving by using floor or ceiling fans; also use bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans when bathing or cooking.
- Use dehumidifiers to help control humidity levels.
We will be happy to test the humidity level of your home during our routine AC maintenance service. Our trusted experts are familiar with many makes, models and brands, including Amana, Carrier, Bryant, Goodman, York, Rheem, Mitsubishi Electric, American Standard and Trane. Dunnellon, Florida homeowners and businesses know that we are the one to trust when it comes to reliable and affordable AC service and AC repair!