When you come home on a hot and sticky day, you expect to trade those conditions for your own cool, comfortable surroundings. Then one day, things suddenly aren’t quite as cool and comfortable – if at all.
That could mean a few things. First, your AC system is no longer operating at peak performance. You’ll be able to tell by a combination of higher utility costs and greater indoor humidity. As AC systems age, their ability to transfer excess humidity outdoors gradually erodes.
Is that what’s going on inside your home? It is if you’re experiencing one or more of these symptoms:
- Reduced comfort – The higher the humidity, the warmer you feel.
- Sleepless nights – You start feeling sticky all over and having difficulty sleeping.
- Added expense – The warmer you feel, the more you’re inclined to lower the thermostat. That, in turn, drives up your electricity bill.
- Added wear and tear – By sensing warmer indoor temperatures, regardless of the cause, your AC system works harder to achieve the desired temperature setting.
- More frequent repairs – Added wear and tear leads to mechanical problems and subsequent repair bills.
- Reduced system lifespan – Any AC problem that remains unchecked, including high indoor humidity, takes time of the system’s potential lifespan.
Here at Bob Boldt HVAC, we offer you two ways to kick excess humidity out the door. First, you can replace your AC system and once again enjoy the best in-home comfort. Or we can install a whole-house dehumidifier, one that lets you maintain relative humidity levels between 30% and 50% – the ideal range for maximum comfort and added energy savings. Contact us today for more information or a free in-home comfort analysis and proposal.