It’s no secret that the humidity levels in Orlando, Florida, are quite high during the summer. Maintaining a comfortable indoor atmosphere can be a challenge when moisture is so prevalent outside. Learn how to manage your indoor humidity levels and keep your home comfortable this summer.
Use Your Central Air Conditioner
A central air conditioning system is designed to do more than just cool your home. It can also remove excess moisture from the air. Since humidity can cause a number of problems, it’s important to make sure the air in your home isn’t too moist. If your AC is struggling to remove the moisture from the air, you may need a tune-up or repair.
Add a Dehumidifier
Advancements in HVAC technology have made it easier to stay comfortable in your home. You can add a dehumidifier, which can remove humidity from the air more effectively than your AC can on its own. Some of the warning signs of excess moisture indoors include condensation on the inside of the windows, air that feels heavy or muggy, or strange odors in the home. If you notice any of these signs even when your AC is running, consider adding a dehumidifier.
Replace the HVAC Filter
If you’re not in the habit of changing your HVAC filter regularly, this could be the reason your home’s air conditioning system isn’t able to keep up with the humidity. By changing your filter every month or two, your unit can operate more efficiently and do its job more effectively. Filters are rated based on their ability to remove small particles from the air, so if anyone in your home battles allergies or asthma, it’s worth investing in a highly rated filter.
Dealing with humidity is part of life in Florida, but our team at E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat can help you manage it more efficiently by investing in HVAC maintenance and indoor air quality solutions. Contact us at 407-603-9144 for more information.
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