Are the heat and humidity getting to you? Does your house feel like a steam room this summer? In North Carolina, with intense humidity levels, it can be hard to keep your home cool. Take a look at four ways to battle moisture levels.
#1: Change Your Air Filter More Frequently
This might seem like a strange way to battle humidity, but a clean air filter means better airflow. When your AC can move air without having to work overtime to get it through a dirty filter, it will do a better job at keeping the humidity under control.
#2: Use Those Ceiling Fans
Moving air will help some of the moisture evaporate while making the rooms feel cooler. Keeping your ceiling fans moving in a clockwise direction in the summer can help make your house feel drier.
#3: Don’t Neglect HVAC Maintenance
Your AC will do a good job controlling humidity as long as your AC is in good working order. Regular maintenance can ensure your air conditioner can handle not only the summer heat, but also the North Carolina humidity.
#4: Add a Dehumidifier
One sure-fire way to battle the humidity is with a dehumidifier. Integrated into your existing HVAC system, a dehumidifier can reduce the amount of moisture in the air to help your home feel cooler and more comfortable all summer long.
North Carolina humidity is no joke, but you don’t have to suffer indoors as well as out. For more ways to battle through it this summer, contact the experts at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.