Humidity & Energy Efficiency
You probably know that excessive humidity can make your home uncomfortable, but did you also know that it can impact energy efficiency? When you reduce the humidity levels in your Longview, Texas, home, you might notice a plunge in your energy bills.
When you enter your home after spending a few hours outside during a hot, humid, summer you expect to feel instantly cooler and more refreshed. However, if the humidity level in your home is also high, you will find little relief from the searing temperature outdoors. Just as humid air makes the outdoors feel warmer, it can increase your desire to reduce the settings on your thermostat. This is not the most effective solution and results in increased energy consumption.
If you reduce the humidity levels in your home, you won’t feel the need to turn down the thermostat as much. Every degree you lower the temperature during the cooling season will increase your energy bill. Try to observe recommended thermostat settings to manage temperature and humidity.
It’s true that air conditioners can help remove the humid air from your home. That’s why you don’t want to turn off your AC, even when you’re not at home. High levels of humidity can lead to mold growth and leave your house smelling musty.
If your air conditioner does not effectively control humidity, consider investing in a whole-home dehumidifier. This type of dehumidifier is beneficial if the problem exists throughout your home. However, there are also portable models if you are only concerned about a particular room or area. You’ll see an immediate drop in humidity, which improves energy efficiency and home comfort at the same time.
The whole-home dehumidifier will detect spikes in humidity and counter the problem. You don’t have to fiddle with buttons or gadgets to manage your home’s efficiency or moisture level.
If you’re sick of high electric bills and suffocating humidity, we’d love to speak with you about our dehumidifier selection and installation. Just give JD’s A/C a call today at (903) 759-7483 to schedule an appointment for an HVAC consultation.
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