Living in Dunedin, in the heart of Pinellas County, Florida, especially in the summertime, you know just how high the humidity can climb. The only relief is a cool house, but if the humidity is too high, your home won’t be comfortable, either. Humidity presents other problems, too, from allergy issues to the spread of mold.

A properly sized heat pump lowers and stabilizes the humidity in your home so your system runs more efficiently, and you’re more comfortable without spending too much money this summer.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

You might be thinking if a small unit is good, a bigger one will be better because it will run less often in the summer and lower your energy bills. It’s a mistake to choose a unit too big for your home; while your heat pump will run less often, it won’t be long enough to remove the humidity in the air. The longer a system runs, the more moisture it pulls out of the air. Your system should run a minimum of 15 minutes to control humidity levels. Anything less is a sign your unit is too big for your home and will potentially allow humidity levels to climb too high to keep you comfortable or reduce moisture in your home.

Smart Thermostats and Humidity Levels

The next step to lower the humidity in your home is to use a smart thermostat to gain greater control over your home’s heating and cooling. Your fan will run more than the full system, allowing you to set a higher temperature, use less energy, and save money. Choose the Infinity Touch Control by Carrier, and you can set the specific humidity levels to maximize comfort and minimize energy use.

When you’re ready to install a smart thermostat or upgrade to a newer, more efficient, and properly sized heat pump, contact Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935.

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