[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1459″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While many of us know that a humid forecast can lead to uncomfortable conditions outside, you may be surprised to learn that humidity levels are also a large factor in home comfort.
How Do Humidity Levels Affect How I Feel?
At a basic level, humidity refers to the amount of water vapor currently being held in the air around you. Humidity is often used as way to gauge the real feel of temperatures since moisture trapped in the air around you will retain heat. As your body begins to register this heat, it will try to naturally cool itself by sweating. However, if the air is too humid your sweat will not efficiently evaporate, but rather remain on your skin trapping the heat.
How Does my AC Unit Process Humidity?
In order to properly cool your home, your AC unit works to remove heat and moisture from the air through its evaporator coil. As the unit pulls warm air through your return vents, the air passes over the evaporator coil, causing the water vapor in the air to condense. The air supply and condensation are then separated, with the dry air moving back into your home through the supply vents and the condensation draining outside.
Detecting Humidity in your Home
During extreme summer conditions, a mild increase in your indoor temperature and humidity levels can be expected. However, if your home or office is uncomfortably humid, your system is in need of repair. A few common signs of excess humidity indoors may include:
1. A moist, clammy feeling in the air and on your skin.
2. A musty or damp smell throughout your home or office.
3. A moist, sticky feeling on your wood furniture, floors, fabrics, etc.
If your home or office feels humid, call Fayette Heating & Air today at 859-233-0424. Our technicians will work to repair your air conditioning unit or help you find a more effective humidity control solution.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]