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How Your Home’s Humidity Affects Your Comfort Level


When you call Kennesaw, Georgia, home, humidity is a fact of life. Even if you think you’re used to those hot, sticky summers, it’s important to understand how airborne moisture impacts you and what you can do about it. From temperature concerns to air quality issues, learn how your home’s humidity affects your comfort level.

You Can Constantly Feel Overheated

While it’s easy to blame the high summer temperatures when you feel overheated, excessive humidity adds to the discomfort. That’s because extra moisture in the air can make it harder for your body to cool down, making you feel hotter even if the temperature isn’t all that high.

After more than 50 years in the cooling business, the team at E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning has experienced the harmful effects of humidity countless times. We recommend turning on your air conditioner at the start of the summer and relying on its automatic humidity controls to keep you comfortable.

Your HVAC System May Have to Work Harder

If your air conditioner is older or struggling to keep up, it may encounter problems, especially when the humidity levels climb. When your HVAC system has to work harder for an extended period of time, it’s more likely to experience breakdowns and need repairs.

To avoid a breakdown on a hot day, you’ll need to keep your air conditioner running smoothly. Our team recommends regular HVAC maintenance and changing your system’s air filter frequently during the summer months.

Your Home Can Develop Air Quality Issues

Excess humidity can also cause indoor air quality issues that can seriously impact your health. If you’re allergic to mold or dust, you’ll definitely want to keep humidity in check.

To do so, our team recommends a Performance Whole-Home Dehumidifier DEHXX. This whole-home dehumidifier works with your HVAC system to keep humidity levels manageable so your family stays comfortable and healthy.

Don’t suffer through another hot, sticky summer in Kennesaw. Call the HVAC pros at E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about our indoor air quality solutions: 678-369-8866.

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