“I’m telling you, dear, all we need is central air and we can stop worrying about the heat AND the humidity! “Have you and your spouse ever had such a conversation? Many families do, especially when planning to switch to central air for the first time. Once you do, bingo – everything you wanted, including whole-house comfort and reduced indoor humidity. But like all good things, those benefits come to an end, too. Not all at once, mind you. Meaning it could take you a while to even notice the gradual changes. But sooner or later you will. First, you’ll find yourself lowering the thermostat to keep cool. Later, the humidity starts to spike so you lower the thermostat even more. After a while, no amount of adjustment is making a satisfactory difference.
And now, we’ll let you in on a little secret. Your central AC system will lose its ability to transfer humid air outdoors before it loses its cooling capacity. So, if the damp air bothers you, you have two basic choices. Either replace your AC system or purchase a whole-house dehumidifier to work with your AC system to keep you cool and more comfortable all summer long.
With a whole-house dehumidifier, you can control relative humidity as conditions warrant. Most agree that the ideal relative humidity level is between 30 and 50%. But where you set it is entirely your choice.
Not only will you feel better with a reduction in humidity, but you’ll also pay less to cool your home, sleep better, be less prone to allergies, and help prevent problems with mold and mildew.
To learn more or request a free new system proposal, contact the indoor comfort specialists at Bob Boldt HVAC today.