With spring around the corner, you can expect the weather to heat up which also means an uptick in humidity. Spring is the time to start monitoring the air quality of your HVAC system, and unbeknownst to most homeowners, high humidity affects HVAC performance.
How High Humidity Affects HVAC Systems
Part of an air conditioner or heat pump’s function is to remove moisture from the air, so the higher the humidity, the harder the system must work to achieve desired results. Older HVAC systems may not be able to deal with excess moisture, resulting in subpar air cooling. The same goes for modern systems that operate without filter changes or other maintenance work, or if the installer did not properly size the system for the size and type of your home. The end result? Premature HVAC wear, higher utility bills and poor air quality. Continue Reading →