If you’ve begun noticing an excessive amount of humidity inside your Madison, MS home, don’t despair. There are HVAC solutions that are specially designed to control this problem, and Hux Air Conditioning’s indoor comfort specialists can help you choose the best one for your needs. Let’s start with the basics.
Two Major Ways to Minimize Humidity
According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, more than 98 percent of all water vapor movement in building interiors is carried on air currents. So this is the major issue you’ll want to tackle to help your family stay healthier, cooler and more comfortable this summer. There are two primary ways to control this problem: (1) by minimizing the infiltration of moisture-laden air into your home, and (2) by lowering the relative humidity of the air that’s already inside.
Keep Moist Air Out by Air Sealing Your Home
Caulking, weatherstripping, and other similar strategies can help you create a barrier that will block the entry of damp outdoor air into your living space. This is a great start for your moisture-control plan that will also help you minimize the outdoor contaminants that enter your home and compromise your indoor air quality.
Control Dampness with an HVAC Dehumidifier
A second go-to strategy for moisture control is to install an HVAC dehumidifier inside your AC system. A whole-home dehumidifier can be very effective in lowering your home’s relative humidity (i.e. the percentage of the maximum amount of moisture the air can hold at a given temperature). For maximum comfort, this percentage should generally not exceed 60 percent.
Learn more about our complete lineup of indoor air quality solutions that can help you overcome your family’s breathing and comfort challenges. If you’d like personal guidance or specific answers to your questions about dealing with indoor moisture issues, call your Hux Air Conditioning indoor air quality experts at (601) 869-0002.