In North Texas, we thankfully don’t have the kind of humidity that you’ll find around Houston and other areas of the state that are closer to the Gulf of Mexico. However, it can still get pretty sticky around here sometimes. When it does, the last thing you want to have to deal with is humidity problems in your home as well. If you have an issue, it’s very important that you have it addressed as soon as possible. Here is some information on why this issue occurs and some of the things you can do about it.
Why it Happens
Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. These microscopic molecules can result in a lot of problems, including itching, coughing, sneezing and the growth of mold and accumulation of dust mites. These and other contaminants thrive on moist environments and can lead to serious health issues in people whose immune systems have been compromised.
One of the biggest reasons that humidity problems can happen in a home is an improperly sized air conditioner. If it’s too large, it won’t have to stay on very long in order to cool your inside air to the set temperature. While this is great for reducing wear and tear, it’s lousy for removing humidity. That’s just one of the reasons it is so important that if you purchase a new cooling system you first have a professional analyze your needs to make sure that new system is sized properly. If your air conditioner runs a little longer, that allows it to pull moisture out of your home.
What to Do
If you feel that the inside of your home is continually clammy-feeling, you should have an expert see if you need a dehumidifier or there is some other solution. At Metro Express Service, our technicians can address your humidity problems efficiently and effectively so that you are once again completely comfortable. Contact us online or call us at 972-263-2500 to schedule service.