During the summer, high humidity is often a problem for many people. High humidity not only makes being outside uncomfortable, but it also makes your home’s interior uncomfortable, regardless of the temperature setting on your air conditioner. Your unit works much harder to fight humidity in the summer, which can put serious strain on it. In fact, if your air conditioner doesn’t have a dehumidifying feature, your unit could run longer, use more energy, and fail to cool your home properly. Luckily, solutions exist.
To help your unit work better, start by learning about humidity levels. If you live in a city with high humidity, you’ll find it helpful to know that summertime humidity can be higher in the morning and lower in the afternoon. Humidity levels in your home should remain between 30 to 50 percent. You can also help your unit by learning how your system works and by researching ways to maximize its performance.
If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. In the following infographic, originally published by Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning, you’ll find information about how the city of Savannah, Georgia, handles indoor and outdoor humidity, as well as about how an air conditioner works to fight against it. You’ll also discover helpful tips on getting the most out of your unit during the summer. What are you waiting for? Check out the details below to learn how you can make your home feel cooler this season.