19 Sep Humidity is the Enemy of Home Comfort
North Carolinian’s know how uncomfortable humidity can be in the spring and summer months. Moisture in the air is the enemy of comfort, and one of the main roles of an HVAC unit is to dehumidify the air inside the home. In a humid locale like Raleigh, dehumidification can put a lot of stress on your air conditioning system.
Dangers of Moisture in Your Home
Remtech Environmental explains that beyond making your home uncomfortable, moisture presents a number of potential dangers for homeowners. Mold and mildew can develop when moisture is present. Furthermore, water can cause wood to warp and rot, posing a threat to the structural integrity of a home.
You can increase the energy efficiency of your home, and prevent moisture accumulation and mold development by having your crawlspace sealed. New Light Services in Wake Forest, NC has more information about sealing and dehumidifying your crawlspace.
Energy Efficient Dehumidification
Traditional single-stage air conditioning systems run at full capacity whenever they are engaged, causing large temperature swings inside the home. Trane© offers The XL18i and XL20i two-stage air conditioning systems. Two-stage systems cool and dehumidify a home’s air more efficiently by engaging at a lower capacity for milder days, and a higher capacity for hotter weather.
Trane© also offers the XV20i and XV18 variable speed units, which increases output capacity in tenths, so it can run at the exact speed necessary to cool your home. The XV20i and XV18 feature “Enhanced Humidity Control” which continuously circulates air through your home in order to maintain consistently low humidity levels. This improves your home’s energy efficiency by allowing you to set your thermostat higher and still be comfortable.