What to do When Humidity is Unbearable
Humidity is often among the more uncomfortable aspects of summer, and it can be downright unbearable at times. It often forces you to crank the AC just to feel reasonably at ease. With that in mind, let us consider some of the other steps that you can take to increase your comfort.
Have the AC Inspected for Optimal Performance
Butler Heating & Air Conditioning has served Dayton, OH, and the surrounding areas since 1949. We are a proud Carrier factory-authorized dealer that often recommends Carrier air conditioners and heat pumps due to how efficiently they combat humidity. We also recommend seasonal AC tune-ups, and if it has been a while, then we advise an immediate inspection in order to rule out that the excess humidity is caused by an underperforming AC.
Ceiling Fans and Exhaust Fans
Exhaust fans are necessary for all rooms where higher humidity is to be expected, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Ideally, every room should have a return vent and a ceiling fan, and you can use additional fans on a temporary basis to help you feel cooler.
If high humidity is a consistent problem in your house, a whole-home humidifier may be the answer. Such a unit can reduce wear and tear on your AC unit and help it to last longer.
You can also target particular living areas with portable dehumidifiers. Such appliances are often used in living rooms and bedrooms for increased comfort when relaxing and sleeping.
Attic and Crawl Space Insulation and Ventilation
If your home has an ongoing humidity problem and issues with the AC have been ruled out, you may want to look to your attic and then your crawl space. These areas must be properly ventilated and insulated for optimal HVAC performance, and humidity may be an indication that they are not.
Optimize Your Comfort
In addition to helping our customers overcome humidity problems, we offer a broad range of services related to heating, air conditioning, water heaters, air purifiers, and more. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation in the Dayton area.