Cities in the Gulf Coast area of Texas, like Corpus Christi, experience several continuous months where the temperatures are in excess of 90 degrees. From May to October when these high temperatures occur, they are also accompanied by high humidity levels, which can make the temperatures feel even higher. You can turn your air conditioner down to a temperature that seems pleasant, but if there is too much moisture in the air, you will still feel sticky.
Within a home, high humidity levels can create an environment where mold and bacteria thrive. If untreated over a long period of time, mold can lead to costly home renovations and repairs, as well as serious health issues. To decrease the level of moisture in the home and provide humidity control, you might consider purchasing a whole-house dehumidification system.
Dehumidification systems for the whole house provide high-capacity moisture removal when compared with portable units, plus there’s no water bucket to empty, and these systems generally run much quieter than portable models. Benefits include energy efficiency as well as improved indoor air quality in the home.
Many homeowners believe that their air conditioning system adequately dehumidifies your indoor air, though this really isn’t the case with many systems, especially the new High-Efficiency models, plus during times of the year when you’re not using your A/C, obviously it’s not going to be removing moisture from your air.
For more information about air conditioning and climate control systems, contact Mathews CCAC Air Conditioning today.
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