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The Dangers of High Humidity

As we approach August, the heat and humidity can be overwhelming to even the seasoned Shreveport resident. While you always hear about temperature, it’s important to understand the number on your thermostat in relation to the relative humidity. The higher the humidity the more difficult it is for the body to cool off by means of perspiration. Everyone needs a whole-house air conditioner in these parts, but most would do well to consider taking control of their humidity levels with a dehumidifier. Let’s take a look at some of the issues associated with high humidity.

What High Moisture Content Can Do

The body is most comfortable when the relative humidity is anywhere in the 30% to 50% range. As it reaches 75%, even a cold room will be clammy and uncomfortable. The first reason to consider a whole-house dehumidifier therefore is that it will improve your family’s comfort around the house. But that’s not the only one. Water vapor will also negatively affect painted and wooden surfaces and lead to mold proliferation in the bathroom and kitchen.

Portable Dehumidifiers Can’t Cut It

Yes, yes, yes. You can go out and buy a portable dehumidifier and plug it into the wall. In many situations, this works adequately to cut the moisture. But if you’re looking for a more comprehensive and convenient option, then you really need to consider a whole-house dehumidifier. This type of dehumidifier works by integrating directly within your HVAC system. There’s no better way to ensure that your entire indoor space is brought to a comfortable level.

We are your high humidity specialists in this community. We can make sure that your living space stays cool and crisp all summer long, whatever the temperature outside may be. Call Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration today to learn more about our selection of dehumidifiers.


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