For Palm Harbor, Florida, homeowners, high humidity comes with the territory. While you might be used to hot, sticky summers, you can easily moderate humidity in your home and help your family feel cooler and more comfortable. From using exhaust fans to investing in HVAC add-ons, learn about four ways to successfully control humidity in your Florida home.
Adjust the Thermostat
When high humidity causes concern, the Crystal Air Conditioning & Heating team recommends adjusting your HVAC system’s smart thermostat first. Set the relative humidity level to 50 percent or lower to keep moisture levels within an optimal range for health and comfort.
Use Exhaust Fans
Next, check the exhaust fans in your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room to confirm that you’re using them properly. Be sure to switch these fans on when you cook, bathe, or wash clothes to move hot air and excess moisture out of your home.
Invest In a Whole-Home Dehumidifier
If you’re still struggling to control humidity after making those easy adjustments, talk with our team about a whole-home dehumidifier. This advanced device is designed to work with your HVAC system, pulling excess moisture from the air as your cooling system operates. Since it connects directly to your HVAC system, you can rest assured that it will reduce moisture levels throughout your home and offer superior humidity control.
Consider an Energy-Recovery Ventilator
Poor ventilation can make humidity issues worse, but an energy-recovery ventilator (ERV) can help. Like whole-home dehumidifiers, ERVs work seamlessly with your HVAC system, improving air quality throughout your home. Yet ERVs take indoor air quality further by improving airflow and continually exchanging stale air for fresh air. Since ERVs recycle energy and remove excess moisture from incoming air, they also excel at improving HVAC efficiency while helping you keep indoor humidity under control.
Ready to tackle high humidity and get indoor air quality issues under control? Call Crystal Air Conditioning & Heating, your local air quality experts, at (727) 877-3189.
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