I run the central cooling device in my apartment just about year round.
For at least 5 months, the outside temperature remains in the high 80s. Even when it cools down a tad, I use the fan to circulate and filter the indoor air. But, I’ve figured out that cooling systems are designed to pull heat out of the house. While the device helps with moisture levels, it can’t combat excessive humidity. When there’s a great deal of moisture in the air, it feels hotter. This encourages lower control unit settings and puts greater pressure on the cooling system. The cooling unit then runs for longer periods of time, consumes more electric plus causes higher week to week bills. The system will most likely wear out faster plus require more service and repairs. There’s also the problem that high humidity leads to damage to the home furnishings. Wood tends to bend plus books, papers plus even clothing can get mold on them. Because dust mites and mold thrive in damp, warm environments, there’s the added risk of indoor air conditions concerns. I looked around online the negative impact of high humidity and the recommended strategies for improvement. The best solution is the installation of a whole-apartment dehumidifier. The dehumidifier is set right into the ac system where it functions actually quite quietly. It actively takes moisture from the air to achieve plus maintain ideal humidity levels. It requires only yearly upkeep and has saved me a ton of money on my energy bills.