High humidity is rarely good news, and your customers certainly don’t want their household to turn into an overly humid environment prone to developing various structural and health-related problems. That is why it’s important to inform your clients about the process and the benefits of humidity control and illustrate why controlling humidity is the way to go. 

This is especially true during the summer months in the Southwest and the Southeast regions, as well as some areas of the Midwest. Summer heats in these places come with an added dose of humidity, and you should make sure your clients fully understand the importance of the humidity control function.

What Should My Customers Know About Removing Humidity?

Humidity is the value that comes together with the “heat index” during the weather forecast and indicates what the current temperature feels like. The higher the humidity, the hotter the individual feeling will be, increasing the perceived outside temperature. 

To combat the rising humidity in their region, your customers need to hire technicians capable of properly sizing their air conditioner to ensure it is capable of dealing with the humidity in their area. If not, they will be unable to eliminate the necessary amounts of humidity from their homes and continue experiencing a less-than-pleasant indoor environment

The good news is that most air conditioners are capable of removing at least a portion of the humidity from your customer’s homes. However, while most AC systems can do this, some do it better than others. That is why purchasing a high-efficiency air conditioner could be the way to go if humidity control is an important factor:

  • High-efficiency systems with SEER values of 16 and more tend to provide variable speed capability that allows them to run for extended periods of time using little energy, allowing it to keep removing humidity throughout the day while remaining energy efficient. 
  • High-efficiency air conditioning systems provide a more accurate temperature control that eliminates hot and cold spots and swings, preventing humidity from building up in their indoor environment. 
  • Finally, with the constant air conditioning by a high-efficiency system, the possibility of stagnant humid air allowing mould to form in the attic or the walls is much lower. 

What Are The Benefits Of Humidity Control?

Some of the most important benefits of using a high-efficiency air conditioning system to continually control the humidity in your customer’s homes include: 

  • Longer life of all the wooden elements, including hardwood floors.
  • Protecting electronic equipment from the harmful effects of high humidity.
  • Prevention of excessive mould growth. 
  • Improvements in indoor air quality. 
  • Less dust around your client’s home.

How Can Humidity Affect My Customer’s Health?

The levels of humidity in your customer’s homes can negatively affect your customer’s health. The optimal level of humidity is between 40 and 60 per cent. Higher humidity encourages mould growth, which can lead to adverse health effects, such as hives, asthma reactions, and allergic response. 

On the other hand, excessively dry environments and air pose a completely different set of problems for your customer’s health. Air that lacks the necessary amount of humidity can cause irritated eyes, scratchy throat, and dry and cracked skin. 

What’s more, prolonged exposure to dry air can dry out your customer’s nasal passages, sinuses, and protective mucus membranes within the respiratory system. This will make your customers more susceptible to sinus infections, the flu, and colds. 

Adequate humidity control is the only way your customers can prevent the appearance of any of these health effects, which is why it’s vital to advise them on the importance of humidity control and help them find the appropriate solution to regulate their indoor humidity levels.