Wisconsin homeowners wait all year for sunny days and warmer temps—that is, until those high humidity levels sneak in. Fortunately, the Carrier® pros at RJ Heating and Air Conditioning are here to help. We can recommend the right home dehumidifier to get rid of that muggy feeling and keep your family comfortable all season long. Discover more about these systems below, then call us for installation.
The Difference Between Hot and Humid
Why does it feel so much warmer when humidity levels are high? It’s because there’s a difference between hot air and humid air. Extra humidity is the result of too much moisture in the air, which makes everything feel heavier and sticker than it would with just heat alone. As humidity levels rise, so does our level of discomfort.
No matter the season, your home’s moisture levels should fall somewhere between 35 and 50 percent. Anything above that percentage and you’ll feel the difference. If levels climb to 60 or 70 percent, that’s when you have to worry about damage to your home.
How to Control Home Humidity Levels
The answer is simple: Install a home dehumidifier system. It’s the perfect partner to a humidifier. When moisture levels in your home get too high, a dehumidifier will remove excess moisture in the air to bring things back down into that 35 to 50 percent range. It helps prevent you from feeling uncomfortable—and the moisture from damaging your home.
Signs Your Home’s Humidity Is Too High
There are a few telltale signs you can look for to know if your home’s humidity levels are too high:
- Condensation on windows or mirrors
- Noticeable discoloration on wood surfaces
- A musty smell that won’t go away
Benefits of a Dehumidifier
Besides keeping your home feeling cooler even in warmer temperatures, a dehumidifier also has other benefits. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, a dehumidifier can help alleviate those symptoms. A home dehumidifier can improve overall ventilation in your home (and get rid of musty or unpleasant odors). It can also help prevent the growth of unpleasant mold or mildew, resulting in better overall health for everyone in your family.
Ready to Learn More?
If you suspect your home’s humidity levels are a little too high for your comfort, make an appointment with us so we can help you identify the problem. Call us today or contact us online, and we’ll get you back to feeling cool and comfortable once again.