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  • Writer's pictureManny Tijerina

My thermostat is at 78° but it feels muggy and uncomfortable in the house.

Removing moisture from the air is an essential function of air conditioning for several reasons:

1.    Improved Comfort: High humidity levels can make indoor spaces feel hot and sticky, even if the temperature is relatively cool. By removing moisture from the air, air conditioning systems help create a more comfortable indoor environment by reducing humidity levels.

2.    Prevention of Mold and Mildew Growth: Excess moisture in the air can create an ideal environment for mold and mildew growth. These fungi not only cause unpleasant odors but can also pose health risks to occupants, especially those with allergies or respiratory issues. Air conditioning helps control humidity levels, inhibiting the growth of mold and mildew.

3.    Reduction of Dust Mites and Allergens: Dust mites thrive in humid environments and can trigger allergies and respiratory problems in sensitive individuals. By maintaining lower humidity levels, air conditioning systems help reduce the population of dust mites and other allergens in the indoor air, improving overall indoor air quality.

4.    Prevention of Structural Damage: High humidity levels can lead to moisture buildup on surfaces, causing condensation, water damage, and structural deterioration over time. Air conditioning helps regulate humidity levels, reducing the risk of moisture-related damage to building materials, furniture, and belongings.

5.    Enhanced Cooling Efficiency: Removing moisture from the air can improve the efficiency of the air conditioning system. Dry air feels cooler than humid air at the same temperature, so reducing humidity levels allows the system to achieve desired comfort levels more quickly and efficiently.

6.    Prevention of Corrosion and Rust: High humidity levels can accelerate the corrosion and rusting of metal components within the HVAC system and other household appliances. By maintaining lower humidity levels, air conditioning systems help protect these components, extending their lifespan and reducing maintenance costs.

Removing moisture from the air is crucial for maintaining a comfortable, healthy, and safe indoor environment. Air conditioning systems play a vital role in controlling humidity levels, which not only improves comfort but also helps prevent mold growth, allergen proliferation, structural damage, and corrosion. Yeti Cooling & Heating can perform a comprehensive evaluation of your system to ensure you will keep cool all summer long.

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