Maryland summers are known for one thing—intense humidity that leaves you sticky within minutes of going outdoors. Unfortunately, a huge dehumidifier can’t just be plugged in down the street to take the humidity out of the outdoor air, but there are many things that you can do to control it inside of your home. Here are some of the best ways to combat the high humidity in Maryland.
Upgrade Your Air Conditioner
Is your air conditioner so old that maintenance just isn’t doing the trick anymore? Summer is the perfect time of year to take advantage of rebates and special sales to upgrade and replace your current air conditioner. Newer units will be even more effective and cutting down on the humidity in the air and making your home feel cooler. Newer technology allows for variable speed operation in both the compressor and fan, which is especially helpful during summer months to help dehumidify. These newer systems will run at lower speeds for a longer period of time, which allows for perfect humidity control in the summer.
Tune Up Your Air Conditioner
When was the last time that you had regular maintenance performed on your air conditioning unit? If you can’t remember or if it’s been over a year, have a professional examine your air conditioner to make sure it’s in top condition. Air conditioning is one of the best ways to combat high temperatures and high humidity without paying too much on your energy bills. A tune-up will ensure that your air conditioner is operating at peak efficiency and using the least amount of energy possible to cool down your home. Keep in mind that humidity raises the temperature that it feels like inside and outside your home, so it’s critical that your air conditioner is getting the job done.
Use A Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers do a great job at removing humidity from the air inside of your home since that is what they are designed to do! If your basement or another area of your home gets particularly sticky-feeling during the summer months, hook up an appropriately-sized dehumidifier and get the moisture out of the air. If there is a specific room or home office where you spend a good deal of time, it’s a good idea to place the dehumidifier there during the day.
New Air Conditioner Units From Ground Loop
If you are concerned about the air conditioning system within your home, consider hiring a technician to maintain your geothermal during or before the air conditioning system. Our geothermal units do both heating and cooling from one system, not separate heaters or air conditioning units. With many experienced technicians available, Ground Loop, Inc. can solve all your air conditioning system problems. If you are interested in creating the most comfortable environment for your family to enjoy, contact Ground Loop, Inc.today.
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