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How Does Too Much Humidity Affect Your Indoor Air Quality?

Although temperatures have been relatively mild lately, warmer weather will be here soon enough. When it hits, humidity will come along with it. You’ll likely be turning on your air conditioning system shortly in order to get relief from the heat and stickiness. What if there was more you could do though?

Good news! There is: installing a dehumidifier is the ideal way to decrease your home’s relative humidity level, which should stay between 30%-50%. If it’s any higher than that you’ll find that your home is uncomfortable and your air conditioner does not work as efficiently as it should. We’ve discussed how too much humidity really affects your indoor air quality, as well as how a dehumidifier can help, below.


Too much humidity can have adverse effects on your health and the health of your family members. This is particularly true if any of you suffer from allergies or asthma, as the excess moisture can severely aggravate your symptoms by encouraging the development of mold and mildew. In fact, too much humidity can even make a typically healthy person sick. A dehumidifier keeps your air at a reasonable humidity level, which protects your family’s health.


You know how humidity can make a hot day seem even hotter. The reason for this is because that excess moisture isn’t allowing you to sweat and have that moisture evaporated from your body. Therefore, you feel even hotter than you would if the air were dry. However, a dehumidifier will help you to feel comfortable at the same temperature.


Extra humidity requires you to set your thermostat lower than you might normally, just to maintain indoor air comfort. A dehumidifier allows you to set your thermostat higher while still keeping cool, therefore helping you save energy and money. Plus, by running your air conditioning system less, you’ll be helping the environment. Best of all, your air conditioner will not need to work as hard to cool your home at the higher thermostat setting. As long as your system is well maintained, this will likely increase its lifespan.

Call the Doctor of Comfort today for quality dehumidifier installation in Shreveport, LA:
Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration.

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