How Humidity Affects Comfort and Solutions to High Humidity

How Humidity Affects Comfort and Solutions to High Humidity

Living on the coast of Florida in Satellite Beach means dealing with high humidity throughout the year. During the hot summer months, humidity can make venturing outdoors feel unbearable. When indoor humidity starts to climb, many families find themselves feeling uncomfortable in their own homes. Read on to find out how humidity impacts personal comfort and how to reduce moisture in the air inside your home.

Humidity and Comfort

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center explains that high moisture levels prevent sweat from evaporating. The result when sweat cannot evaporate from your skin is that sticky, uncomfortable feeling associated with hot, humid days. If your home tends to be humid, you may find it impossible to get comfortable indoors.

Discomfort is not the only issue associated with high moistures in the air. When your body cannot properly cool itself, health problems can occur. Failing to find relief from the moist air can lead to excessive sweating, dehydration, dizziness, and fatigue.

Solutions to High Indoor Moisture Levels

Fortunately, there are ways to improve your HVAC system to remove moisture from the air and bring indoor levels to a more comfortable and safe level. A whole-home dehumidifier is installed directly into your existing air conditioner to work in conjunction with the system. When air is pulled into the system, the dehumidifier draws water out of the air before it is circulated into your home. The dehumidifier is able to achieve ideal relative humidity according to the temperature setting on your thermostat to achieve maximum comfort.

As an added benefit, air that is less humid feels more comfortable at a higher temperature. This means that you can set your thermostat a bit higher during the summer months and save on cooling costs when you invest in a dehumidifier.

For more information about keeping your home more comfortable by reducing indoor humidity, check out Ellington Air Conditioning & Heat’s whole-home dehumidifier solutions or call (321) 631-8411.

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