HUMIDITY CONTROL IN ARLINGTON TX

Controlling humidity is one of many functions that a quality HVAC system can perform. Using a humidifier or dehumidifier is not only good for the comfort and health of the people in the building, but also for the condition of items that reside in the space. By working with Metro Energy Savers, you can create a plan to properly manage humidity in your home or commercial building. We provide expert humidity control services in Arlington, TX and the surrounding areas. Contact us today!

UNDERSTANDING HUMIDITY: THE BASICS

Humidity is the amount of water that is present in the air. Although it can’t be seen, there is water vapor in the air all around you—and humidity is a measure of that moisture. A high humidity reading means there is a lot of water vapor in the air, while a low reading means the air is very dry.

You can probably tell without any kind of measuring device when the humidity is particularly high or low, just by the way the air feels around you. High humidity can be quite uncomfortable, especially in hot temperatures. The air will feel “sticky” or “heavy”, and you might start sweating easily. Dry conditions are more comfortable for most people, although dry air can lead to side effects like cracking skin on your fingers or lips.

Problems with High Humidity

Some common problems associated with high humidity in the home include:

  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Paint and wallpaper damage
  • Wood rot (floors, furniture, etc.)
  • Wall and brick damage

Problems with Low Humidity

Some common problems associated with low humidity in the home include:

  • Health symptoms, like dry or itch eyes and skin
  • Greater susceptibility to infections and colds
  • Wood shrinkage, damaging flooring, furniture and window panes

MANAGING INDOOR HUMIDITY

There is nothing you can do about the humidity outside. But you can take steps to control indoor humidity through the use of specialized equipment. Both humidifiers and dehumidifiers are available, to either add or subtract moisture from the air inside your building. A comfortable range is somewhere around 30% to 50% humidity—and installing a system in your home to control humidity will help you achieve those numbers.

SEASONAL HUMIDITY CONTROL

It may not be necessary to manage humidity levels throughout the year, as the weather outside will have a lot to do with how your home feels. For example, humidity often runs high in the summer, so a dehumidifier could help make your indoor spaces more comfortable. However, in the winter, when humidity levels come down, it won’t be necessary to use that system.

Even so, in colder weather, humidity indoors can drop to as low as 10%. In this case, it would be helpful to have a humidifier in place to add humidity back to your space. So, in the summer, dehumidifiers are ideal, while in the winter humidifiers are ideal. Having both in your building can allow you to enjoy a comfortable space year-round.

PART OF A BIGGER SYSTEM

Controlling the level of moisture in the air inside your home is only one piece of a bigger HVAC system that can keep you comfortable regardless of what the weather is like outside. Humid conditions are uncomfortable, and so are temperatures that are too high or too low.

While it’s important to manage the conditions inside your building, it’s important to do so without using too much energy. Given all these objectives, work with the professional team at Metro Energy Savers to control humidity and the rest of your HVAC system efficiently and affordably.

SCHEDULE SERVICE TODAY

You don’t have to deal with uncomfortable humidity levels any longer. Call Metro Energy Savers today to schedule an appointment, and we’ll work together with you to solve this problem once and for all.

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