In Florida, dealing with humidity outside is inevitable. But if you’re dealing with humidity inside of your commercial space, you need to evaluate whether or not your commercial HVAC unit is able to handle the heat. All Temp, trusted experts in air conditioning St. Cloud, can help you transform your business into one with comfortable and cool air quality.
The Impact of Humidity
Humidity not only puts a strain on your wallet, but it also puts a strain on your unit. When humidity is high, your commercial HVAC unit has to work even harder to keep your business cool. And if your unit is inefficient or sized wrong for your space, it simply may be unable to handle the job. This puts extra strain on your unit by causing it to work both longer and harder — something you’ll also notice come time to pay your utility bill. If you’re noticing that your unit is constantly running yet the air isn’t any cooler, it could be due to the level of moisture in the air. You can look for the following signs:
- The air in your business feels moist.
- There is a damp or musty smell.
- The windows are foggy.
Along with the additional strain and cost, humidity can also create health concerns in your business. Humidity encourages the growth of mold and mildew; you may spot it inside walls or surrounding any plumbing. Mold can lead to persisting health issues, including sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and even severe allergic reactions.
Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to prepare for the humidity. As a general rule of thumb, it’s recommended that the indoor humidity level of your commercial space is lower than 60 percent. The easiest way to achieve this is by incorporating a dehumidifier into your commercial HVAC system. A dehumidifier will work with your unit to help pull excess moisture from the air, relieving some of the strain that humidity can place on the commercial unit. A dehumidifier also lets you manage both the temperature and humidity levels at the same time.
While the humidity may be inescapable outside, there’s plenty that you can do to mitigate temperature and humidity levels inside of your commercial business. With over 20 years of experience, the air conditioning installation St. Cloud experts at All Temp can recommend and install a dehumidifier that works with your unit. Learn more about our services by giving us a call at ((407) 857-7800.