Humidity on HVAC

It’s a muggy, humid day here in Central PA. Not only can this type of weather take its toll on your hair but, did you know that the humidity can have an impact on how your HVAC system runs?

Since it’s 80+ degrees in Mechanicsburg, we are going to assume you have your AC on. If it’s working properly, it should remove the proper amount of moisture from your home so you are comfortable. The higher the humidity, the harder your system has to work to keep your house cool.

So, is your AC up to the job?harrisburg hvac

Here’s some things you can take note of to make sure your system is running as effectively as it can.

Does your home feel warmer than it should? 

Is there a damp or musty smell somewhere in your house?

Do your windows have a little fog or dew on them?

 

If yes, you may need to consider getting your system serviced or getting a whole house dehumidifier to help pull excess water from the air in your home.  You can also purchase a stand alone dehumidifier and see if that helps, but we recommend getting everything checked before you try to fix the problem yourself.

Stay dry, stay cool and call us if you need anything!