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Too Much Humidity Can Be a Disaster for Your Home Comfort

Too Much Humidity Can Be a Disaster for Your Home Comfort

Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air, and as the humidity increases, so will the indoor temperature. Generally, you’ll feel more comfortable when the level of humidity is between 30% and 50%, but if the humidity reaches over 50%, you may start to feel hot, sticky and uncomfortable. This is because your body has difficulty cooling off in a humid environment. When there’s a lot of moisture in the air, sweat doesn’t evaporate so easily – forcing your body to contain the heat.

If your home's indoor environment is humid, it’s crucial that the level of humidity is controlled. Failing to do so can put you and your family at risk of experiencing health issues such as:

  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat stroke
  • Difficulty breathing

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Control the Humidity in Your Home with a Dehumidifier

Even though the air conditioner can help reduce the humidity in the air, it might not be powerful enough to control high levels of humid air and moisture. If your AC is having trouble controlling the humidity, your next best solution is to install a dehumidifier. Just like it sounds, a dehumidifier is an appliance that removes excess moisture in the air.

A dehumidifier works by pulling humid air from the surrounding area and then transferring the air over cooling coils. The coils pull moisture from the air and then a reheater returns heat back into the air to make it dry. Then the dry air is blown back out into the surrounding area and the process is repeated - removing humid air and drastically improving your indoor air quality.

Types of Dehumidifiers

There are two general types of dehumidifiers you can choose from, the desiccant and refrigerant-based dehumidifier. A desiccant dehumidifier reduces humidity by sending air through a rotor that contains absorbent desiccant material. A refrigerant-based unit, on the other hand, uses an evaporator to get the job done.

If you can’t decide which dehumidification system to get or you need help improving your indoor air quality, contact your local HVAC company in New Jersey, Par-Troy for help. Our professional HVAC technicians are experts in dehumidification and HVAC services for homes and commercial properties.

Contact Par-Troy at 973-363-2324 when you need air conditioning, heating, or duct cleaning services to improve the air quality in your New Jersey property.

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