Controlling Humidity

In Florida, the humidity is often worse than the heat. When your employees step inside the office each day, they want to be greeted with a blast of cool, dry air. Not only do the benefits of controlling humidity include increasing comfort around the office, but it can prevent the damage humidity often causes to buildings through mold and corrosion. As a general rule of thumb, acceptable humidity levels are between 20 and 60 percent. All Temp can help you cost-effectively control the humidity in your commercial building.

Condensation and Dehumidification

Condensation can greatly contribute to the humiditylevels of your commercial building. Common causes of condensation include uninsulated ductwork or piping, and signs of condensation include spots on ceiling tiles. These spots typically form as a result of pipes dripping condensation. To prevent condensation from forming, ensure that all components of your duct system, including linear slot plenums, backpans, pipes, and dampers, are insulated. 

Don’t Lower the Temperature

When it’s hot in the office, it can be tempting to drop the thermostat a few degrees. However, this can increase the amount of condensation present. Rather than continuously lowering the thermostat, utilize fans to help keep air circulating.

Clean Windows

Condensation often builds up on windows first. Frequently cleaning the windows, as well as coating them with a water-repelling solution, can help prevent condensation from forming.

Vent Positions

The position of vents has a major impact on both humidity levels and temperature. Specifically, check vents that are positioned close to windows to confirm that the vent is blowing air away from the window. When cold air is pushed onto the window, not only are you using energy, but you are also increasing the likelihood of condensation build-up. Try to position all vents towards the center of the room.

At All Temp, located in the Kissimmee area, we have been serving the Central Florida area for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on both our expert customer service and our knowledgeable technicians. In the event that the humidity levels in your commercial building are too high, we can help you locate the source of the problem. Learn more about our commercial air conditioning services by giving us a call at (407) 857-7800.

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