If you're uncomfortable with your home's indoor temperature, some troubleshooting is necessary. One of the first things to do is examine your home's humidity level. If it's too high, it can make it feel a lot hotter inside than it really is. Lowering the humidity level can also mark a significant improvement in overall indoor comfort. Here are troubleshooting tips for getting the air quality in your home just right:
Use a Standalone Dehumidifier
Your air conditioner should dehumidify your indoor air, but sometimes it can't keep up with the dehumidifying needs of your home. To help your air conditioner out, a standalone dehumidifier can make a huge difference. These are often moderately priced and easy to use.
Open Your Windows
Assuming the air outside has low humidity, circulating the humid indoor air to the outside can be a quick improvement. There are a few things to keep in mind about opening your windows. First, opening your windows only works when the humidity outside is lower than inside. Second, if it's really hot outside, it won't make sense to open the windows, as any improvement in humidity levels is overcome by the extra hot air that's now inside the home.
Avoiding Certain Kitchen Tasks
The kitchen is not only a source of excess heat during the summer, but it also produces moisture through typical activities, such as washing dishes or boiling water. To prevent this extra moisture from entering your indoor air, when you must cook or clean dishes in the kitchen, temporarily opening a nearby window to let out as much of this humid air as possible is a good idea.
If these troubleshooting steps don't help the excessive indoor humidity in your home, contact Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning to set up a time for one of our professionals to assess your home's HVAC system.