As summer temperatures rise, so does the humidity outside. Unfortunately, as the humidity increases, our comfort decreases. Not to mention, the humidity makes your air conditioner work even harder to cool your home. Air conditioners cool our homes by removing humidity from the air, and if your A/C unit isn’t working properly, the hot, humid, Florida air could be getting into your home.
What can you do? Check out some great tips below to get rid of the humidity:
● Use fans to increase ventilation. Use exhaust fans in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms vent and redirect the hot, humid air to the outside.
● Utilize ceiling fans. One of the best ways to decrease moisture is to increase air flow. Use your ceiling fans, making sure they are moving counter clockwise. Utilizing fans along with your AC helps draw cooler air from the floor and distribute it throughout the room. To save energy, only utilize fans when the rooms are occupied.
● Take shorter, cooler showers. This reduces the amount of extra humidity you could be putting into your home – the more humidity you add, the harder your air conditioning system has to work to remove it.
● Maintain your Air Conditioning System. Your air conditioning system actually cools your home by removing heat and humidity from the air. To ensure your system is running smoothly, have your AC system serviced annually. By having a certified HVAC technician check your equipment you can ensure your air conditioner is running efficiently and comfortably.
A technician will be able to check filters, hoses, and coolants, in addition to fighting off any issues that might pop up prematurely.