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How to Control Indoor Humidity in Arkansas

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Control the Indoor Humidity of Your Arkansas Home

If there’s a summer supervillain, it’s humidity. It’s sticky, sweaty, and hangs all around us even when we’re just trying to enjoy some sun! The one place you shouldn’t have to deal with humidity, though, is in your home. Not only is humidity the bane of anyone who’s ever gone outside, but it can also be detrimental to the health of those in your household.

Mohr technicians are trained on advanced comfort systems and possess in-depth, scientific knowledge about your home’s HVAC. We’ll equip you with the most important tools to battle humidity, whether you face discomfort in the spring, summer, or even fall.

What Is Humidity?

Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air and concentrated based on the temperature. Warmer weather can hold more moisture, while cooler air tends to be drier. Any excess moisture and warmth in the home sets up perfect conditions for mold growth and is also downright uncomfortable.

Homes in Arkansas usually fall between 30-70% humidity, depending on the season. The level of humidity for indoor spaces should be around 50%, which will keep your home from feeling too dry or too sticky.

The Greatest Tool of All: Your AC

Most homeowners don’t realize air conditioning systems are responsible for tapering the amount of moisture in the home in addition to cooling spaces. While your home is flowing with cool air, the evaporator coil on your unit is working to condense the moisture throughout the house. This process helps decrease humidity while increasing cooling efficiency!

There are two aspects of your AC that play a crucial role in maintaining an appropriate level of humidity. The first is your condensate drain. When the excess water vapor hits your evaporator coil, the vapor turns into water and drains through your condensate drain. Keep your condensate drain clear to avoid damage and excess moisture in your home.

The other, very important, aspect of the condensation process is the size of your system. If your system isn’t the right size for your home, it will either not be able to condense excess moisture or it will cycle on and off too frequently, leaving insufficient time for the condensation process.

For Extra Measure: The Humidifier

Even with the perfect sized system and the cleanest of condensate drains, the Arkansas humidity can get the better of your comfort. The best way to make quick work of your high humidity levels is to use a dehumidifier.

Portable dehumidifiers are perfect for areas of the home that might get more moisture than others. Spaces such as basements and attics might get less air circulation and are common places you find mold growth. Mold can be found anywhere, though, even in those hard to see areas like your cabinets and closets. The best way to limit indoor air pollution, prevent adverse health effects, and keep your home as comfortable as possible is by installing a whole house dehumidifier.

Mohr Comfort, Less Humidity

Our team is dedicated to every bit of your home comfort, including the aspects you can’t always see. Humidity might be a pain outside, but the mold it can cause inside is nothing to mess with. We’ll help you make safe decisions for your home and family with expert recommendations from resident HVAC techs. Call us today to take control of the humidity in your home!