Our Fort Lauderdale summers come complete with temperatures in the 80s and 90s and humidity so thick you think you are wearing the air. Your HVAC system can bring both the temperature and humidity inside your home down to acceptable levels but your air conditioner is an absolute energy hog. The less you run your air conditioning the lower your FPL bill will be.
One way to reduce the amount of time your AC runs is to lower the amount of humidity in your home. Just like those folks in Phoenix you can live comfortably in a higher "dry" heat than you can a moist heat. By reducing the humidity you can up the thermostat and run the air less.
There are other reasons you want to lower humidity in your home as well. High humidity promotes mold and mites, both are obviously bad for your health. Your furniture and carpets will also suffer from excessive humidity and the structural wood in your Fort Lauderdale home can begin to rot.
Tips on Reducing Humidity in Your Home
To reduce relative humidity you want to minimize the amount of moisture that occurs in your home. It only takes between four and six pints of water to raise the humidity level inside of 1,000 square feet from a mere 15% to 60%. In Fort Lauderdale the three most common ways to reduce moisture in a home are as follows:
If we can help you with any questions on this topic or anything to do with air conditioning or plumbing, feel free to give us a call at Paradise Service Technologies today. We are always happy to hear from you.