Surviving the Humid Summer

A scoop of ice cream, a swim in the pool, or a stroll down the freezer aisle at the grocery store, are fun ways to keep yourself cool during the hot and humid summer months. Summer won’t be much fun, however, if those are the only ways you will be keeping cool. If your home’s air conditioning system is making your summer miserable, here are few ways to combat that indoor humidity so you won’t have to sweat the summer away.

Focus on Your Home’s Ventilation

One of the biggest dangers of high humidity levels in your home is the possibility of mold growth and the health problems that can result. A very effective way to combat this is to ventilate your home in the right places, and in the right ways to help manage indoor air quality, and AC efficiency.

  • Spot Ventilation. This type of ventilation draws air from a specific location, like a bathroom or a kitchen, and exhausts it out of the home. Make sure all these rooms have an exterior exhaust fan. TIP: Remember to turn on the bathroom fan during a shower and for about 45 minutes afterward.
  • Dilution Ventilation. This type of ventilation focuses on your entire living space. How your home’s air is exchanged between the indoor and outdoor environment and how it is cleaned, help to determine the success of dilution. To maximize your efficiency, ensure your HVAC system has a filtration feature and that your ducts are properly sealed.

Invest in a State-of-the-Art Dehumidifier

To help with AC-efficiency, consider investing in a state-of-the-art dehumidifier. Many new models operate quietly, helping you maintain that peaceful home environment. With lower humidity levels and fewer dust particles, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to cool your home and filter its air. As a result, you will save you money on your utility bill and reduce the need for HVAC repairs.

Seek Professional Advice From Experienced Experts

If you are interested in learning more about AC-efficiency as well as covering all your bases where indoor air quality is concerned, contact your experienced HVAC experts. A professional will be able to inspect of all your equipment, from the thermostat to the ducts – ensuring your home is armed and ready for Indiana’s heat waves.

For more information about making your home more comfortable, whether it means upgrading your thermostat or maintaining your HVAC system, give us a call at (547) 538-2022. We are here to help you stay cool and comfortable.