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If you live in the Sunshine State, you will be very familiar with humidity. Although you can’t change the weather, you can change your home’s indoor humidity with professional air conditioning services. On the other hand, you might want to use a humidifier in your home if you find the indoor air too dry. Either way, you’ll need to contact Art Plumbing, AC & Electric to get professional and efficient service from our skilled and licensed HVAC technicians.
Why Should You Care About Indoor Humidity?
When it comes to your AC system, you need to know the best air conditioning services and products to go for that will suit the environment in which you live. So, in South Florida, we need to ensure our AC combats the intense humidity. Excess moisture in your home brings a variety of side effects. You might smell a mildew odor or see rotting wood or mold as high indoor humidity can lead to mold growth, condensation in your walls, and general discomfort. Prevent all this by addressing the cause of these issues before they have the chance to strike. A preventative maintenance program is key for peace of mind and optimal AC function.
But what if you prefer a slightly more humid indoor environment? With the help of a licensed professional, you can strike the perfect balance so that your indoor humidity is not too intense that it causes mildew odors, mold or health issues. Just keep in mind that excessive humidity can seriously impact indoor air quality. Ideal humidity levels are between 30% and 50%.
Air Conditioning Services To Combat Indoor Humidity
A professionally designed and installed AC unit should naturally assist with creating a more comfortable, less humid indoor environment. But it might not do enough. A standard AC unit draws out humid air and gives back cooler air. We advise that you regularly get your AC inspected and serviced by our professionals to ensure that it’s functioning at its best. It is important to regularly change your AC filters (about once a month) to ensure that your unit is efficiently creating a less humid environment. All your equipment should be installed by knowledgeable professionals for the most reliable and effective indoor air quality management. Your AC system should be selected and installed for your specific circumstances and requirements (i.e. size of home, energy efficiency rating, etc.).
When it comes to dehumidification and your actual AC system equipment, your best choice is variable speed air handlers. These are fantastic because they draw more moisture from the air than other AC equipment varieties. With variable speed units, the air moves slightly slower over the indoor coil which is an effective way of dehumidifying the air. If you have a faster airflow, the coil has the chance to get cooler and remove more hot air from your space.
Clean coils are essential for proper humidity control. Your condenser coils take a lot of strain from humid conditions and dirty coils compromise your effectiveness. If your refrigerant charge is too low, your humidity levels might remain too high. An AC technician can ensure that your refrigerant charge is high enough to assist with humidity removal and provide a healthy functioning AC system. A dehumidifier can be added to your AC unit by a professional. This will give your existing system that extra boost in drawing out moisture from the air.
Emergency AC Repairs
In a climate such as South Florida’s, you can’t afford to be left stranded with a broken AC unit. At Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, we understand the importance of a functioning AC which is why we offer emergency air conditioning services. Call our emergency hotline at 1-800-475-1504.
Treat indoor humidity before it leaves a lasting impact on your home. Our licensed home comfort consultants will assist with a variety of AC services, including those which focus on variable speed units, filters, coils, and refrigerants. Professional installation and service will leave you and your family comfortable and cool-headed.