The amount of moisture in the air can have a surprisingly significant effect on the performance of your HVAC system in your Cottontown, TN home. Understanding the role that humid air can play in affecting indoor temperatures, and air quality can help you make the most cost-effective and practical choices for your Tennessee home. Controlling moisture levels can help your cooling system to operate more efficiently and can create a more comfortable environment for you and your family during the winter months.
Reduced Energy Efficiency
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends controlling moisture inside your home to improve its energy efficiency and to save you money on the cost of heating and cooling. Taking steps to lower the moisture level inside your home can help your equipment perform more efficiently throughout the year.
Increased Perceived Heat in Summer
Humid conditions can cause added work for your air conditioning unit by increasing the perceived temperature inside your home. By installing a dehumidifier, you can improve indoor comfort while reducing wear and tear on your HVAC system.
Colder Perceived Temperatures in Winter
Your furnace or heat pump may drain away some of the moisture naturally present in your indoor air. Too little humidity can cause your home to feel colder and could lead to dry skin and respiratory issues caused by overly dry indoor air. A humidifier can reduce the risk of these problems and can help your family stay more comfortable during the chilly winter months in Tennessee.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Moisture can build up inside ductwork, leading to the growth of contaminants that could have a severe impact on the quality of your indoor air and the health of your family. Preventing high humidity levels can often stop contaminants from becoming an issue inside your home.
At Bentley’s Air Conditioning, we specialize in providing you with the most efficient solutions for all your HVAC needs. We offer emergency services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that you stay comfortable inside your Tennessee home. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our NATE-certified technicians. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.