You know how you can tell your AC system is no longer a spring chicken? Actually, there are plenty of indications but, for purposes of this blog, we’re going to focus on just one.

The older the AC system, the more it loses its ability to remove excess humidity from your home. You’re not going to notice the change right away but, over time, you can’t help.

Here are just some of the negative effects of high indoor humidity:

  • Reduced comfort – The more humid the environment, the warmer it feels.
  • Sleepless nights – You start feeling sticky all over and having difficulty sleeping.
  • Added expense – To compensate for feeling warmer, you’re bound to lower the thermostat setting for added comfort. That, in turn, will drive up your electricity bill.
  • Added wear and tear – By sensing warmer indoor temperatures, regardless of the cause, your AC system must work harder to achieve the desired temperature setting.
  • More frequent repairs – Added wear and tear, inevitably leads to mechanical problems and subsequent repair bills.
  • Reduced system lifespan – Like any other AC problem, the longer high humidity remains, the greater the likelihood of premature system failure.

Here at Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating & Air, we offer you two ways to kick excess humidity out the door. First, you can replace your AC system and enjoy the absolute comfort and humidity control your new system will provide. Or, we can install a whole-house humidifier that lets you control the exact setting that provides the greatest balance between temperature and relative humidity.

Contact us today for more information or to schedule a free in-home consultation on how to increase your family’s summer-time comfort effectively and affordably.