May 15, 2024
The Impact of High Humidity on Your HVAC System

Humidity is easy to overlook, but it impacts your comfort and your HVAC system’s performance. You need to control it if you want your home to be as comfortable and efficient as possible. Modern technology makes that easy. At Weather Masters Corp., we provide whole home dehumidifier and humidifier systems to Frederick, MD. Our team will give you the tools to keep your home at the perfect humidity. That will maximize your comfort and minimize the cost of heating and cooling your home.

Humid Air Feels Warm

If the air in your home is humid, you will always feel warmer than in a dry environment. Most of us compensate for that by using more air conditioning on humid days. While that does get the job done, it also wastes energy and puts more strain on your cooling system. Luckily, there are other ways to fight against humidity.

On the other hand, low humidity has its own set of drawbacks. In addition to drying your skin, it can make your home feel too cold. If you want to stay comfortable, you need to avoid the extremes of both high and low humidity.

Dehumidifiers Support Your AC

You should strive to keep your home’s humidity levels between 30% and 50% at all times. That means that you need to reduce it during most of the summer. Your air conditioner will contribute to that, but it usually will not be enough. If you want to maintain comfortable humidity levels during the summer, you will need to use some specialized equipment.

A whole-home dehumidifier is the easiest solution. Portable systems are insufficient because they only protect a small part of your home. Whole home dehumidifiers are powerful enough to protect every room, which is more convenient and efficient.

Most people choose to install these dehumidifiers to make their homes more comfortable, but they do have other benefits. They will lower your cooling costs because high humidity makes your air conditioner waste energy. They also reduce maintenance costs because they reduce the strain on your HVAC system. That can even extend your system’s lifespan, which will save you money in the long run.

Humidifiers Fight Winter Chills

Our area suffers from excessively low humidity during the winter. That interferes with your heating system, which increases the cost of warming your home. The dry air will make you feel especially cold, which can tempt you to turn your furnace up and waste even more energy.

We can counteract the dry air by upgrading your home with a whole-home humidifier. They regulate your home’s humidity levels by adding moisture back into the air. That will increase the air’s ability to retain heat and make you feel warmer. You will run your furnace less and cut your power bill down to size. That reduced workload will also help to ensure that your furnace does not break down when you need it most.

People in our area need humidifiers to stay comfortable and healthy during the winter. That is why we are proud to help our neighbors find the right whole-home humidifiers for their properties. If you call Weather Masters Corp., we will help you pick out a humidifier that can protect your entire home. Our team of experts will install it for you and make sure you understand how to take care of it. You can also rely on us to maintain your new humidifier and keep it working for many years.

We Will Support Your HVAC System

Humidity management works as a force multiplier for your HVAC system. It will not heat or cool your home, but it will make your furnace and air conditioners more efficient. It will also extend their lifespan, reduce the risk of major mechanical failures, and make your home more comfortable. That is why both humidifiers and dehumidifiers can help you save money in the long term. If those benefits appeal to you, we can help you get started.

At Weather Masters Corp., we have been providing HVAC services to Frederick, MD since 2016. We will be happy to visit your home, assess its needs, and equip it with a new humidifier or dehumidifier. The process will be quick, easy, and convenient. Give us a call today if you want to get your home’s humidity levels under control.

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