During the summer, the warm weather brings many of us outdoors to enjoy the sunshine. However, humidity is another thing that can accompany the heat of summer. So how does your air conditioning handle humidity? Here at Wm. Henderson Plumbing and Heating Inc., we wanted to put together a short explanation of how your air conditioner can help you with humidity. Give us a call if you need any kind of services for your air conditioning in Havertown, PA.
Humidity is nothing more than moisture in the air, but it can cause big issues for your home’s comfort and also air quality. Fortunately, your air conditioning system provides your home with natural dehumidification. Have you ever noticed how water will start to bead on the outside of a cold glass on a hot day? This is called condensation and it occurs because cool air can’t hold as much moisture as warm air. This also happens on the inside of your air conditioning system. Your air conditioning system blows the warm air from your home over a series of very cold coils. As the warm air cools it will release its moisture onto the coils. The condensation will then drip down into a pan and drain away. This process is what removes the moisture from your home’s air and keeps your house from being humid and muggy.
Keeping the right levels of moisture in your home is important to maintaining good air quality. Too much humidity can allow insect and mold populations to increase. Dust mite and cockroach droppings are terrible allergens to many people as well as mold spores. Conversely, having dry air can increase dust levels in your home and it can also cause dry skin and nose bleeds. While in same cases your air conditioning system is enough to control the humidity in your home, you might need an additional dehumifier to make your home truly comfortable during humid summers. And during the winter, you might need a humidifer to add moisture back to air which is too dry.
Offering good quality services for air conditioning in Havertown, PA is what we’re dedicated to here at Wm. Henderson Plumbing Heating Cooling Services. Our technicians would love to help you keep your home’s humidity in check with humidifier or dehumidifier installation, repair and maintenance. Call today to learn more!