Here's how high humidity disturbs home comfort in summers

Here the summer season comes and there we begin to feel all irritated because of the hot weather and more than that, the high level of humidity. When the level of humidity rises, it produces a warming effect making you feel warmer than the actual temperature. All this is bearable on the outside since not much can be done in order to combat the outdoor heat & humidity completely but when it comes to the indoor, discomfort is not bearable for the long hours that we spend in the indoor. And technology has provided us with practical and affordable solutions to combat both heat and humidity. But did you know what effects does high humidity makes on your cooling system? It burdens the cooling system! Actually, as the cooling system tries to cool the indoor, it also dehumidifies it. And when there is a high level of humidity, the system has to work so hard and in some cases, it trips without properly cooling the indoor. So you constantly run the appliances, give high energy bills and still can't manage to enjoy cool indoors in the most irritating summers just because of high humidity.

You may never be sure if your home has a desirable humidity level. So many people never check for humidity level and so many others just can't do it because they have a conventional mercury thermostat. But there are signs and symptoms that can tell you your home has a high level of humidity that you need to fix and not put everything on the delicate shoulders of the poor Air Conditioner.

- Foggy Windows

The kind of water vapours that you see on the outside of the window in winters as the ice melts, you'd see a similar kind of water vapours on the inside of the windows when humidity is high in your indoor in summers. This foggy moisture on the windows glass or near the window panes shows that the Air Conditioner is failing to ward off all the excess moisture and that you are living in an undesirable humidity level.

- Musty Odours

Musty odours is a clear consequence of moisture that is constantly keeping your indoor environment (and of course the things) wet. The moisture which is basically the high level of humidity causes musty odours in the entire home and particularly at places that are relatively closed; basement, store rooms etc.

- Clammy air

Ever felt irritated in the cool blows of air? That irritation usually comes when the air is clammy and that happens once again as a result of moisture in the indoor that is more than necessary. The Air Conditioner does work constantly to cool the air but as it fails to take away the humidity, the humid air gets cooled and gives cool yet unpleasant and sticky feels.

How to fix high humidity?

In Summers it is normal for the humidity levels to go up. But depending on the location, the architecture of the home and other factors, it could sometimes be unusually difficult to manage the humidity. For that, you can do the following;

- If your AC has a hard time combating the humidity, consider installing a Dehumidifier
- Check your doors and windows for proper insulation. Insulation equally benefits in summers as it benefits in winters
- Call a professional to check the cause of high humidity. Sometimes, the cause of excessive humidity is; leaking pipes or other constantly damp areas in the home.


Here's why you need to shift to energy efficient appliances

So you must have heard so much about energy-efficient appliances and if you happen to be a very simple person, must have wondered what exactly energy efficient appliances are? This blog is dedicated to explaining what energy efficient appliances are and what are their short-term as well as long-term effects. Let's move ahead!

Energy efficient appliances - what are they and how do they work?

Let's take the answer from the name itself. Energy efficient appliances are basically efficient at the use of energy. They are just the opposite of those classical appliances that were like ghosts when it comes to energy consumption; you had to put in a lot of oil, a lot of gas to get only a small amount of output. So far, science tells us that we can't really convert the input into 100% output. But it is possible to reach close to 100%. And these energy efficient appliances have made it possible. They use; less energy and give better output.  There are different types of energy efficient appliances; some that use renewable energy resources; hydal, solar etc and others whose mechanism is designed in such a way in order to use only a minimum amount of energy to produce high results.

Should I convert to energy efficient appliances?

Since we are particularly talking about HVAC appliances, you can check your appliances; there's a logo of ''Energy Star '' or a mention that the appliance is energy efficient which means it is smart in its use of energy. But if your Furnace, Air Conditioner or any other such appliance is older than a decade or more, it may not be energy efficient or the efficiency could be insignificant compared with the efficiency offered by the Energy Efficient products of today; so we would highly recommend you to make a shift for better. Here are the benefits that you can avail by installing energy efficient products;

- The foremost - energy saving

All our home comfort appliances need some kind of energy, be it; electricity, gas or oil. And this energy doesn't come for free. So you have to make sure you make a limited use of this energy. Limiting the use of appliances can only be made to a certain extent so it is using the appliances with energy-saving mechanisms that ensure less use of energy. Shift to energy efficient appliances because; they help save energy.

- The fascinating - dollar saving

Who likes spending so many dollars just on energy bills? We all are scared of heavy energy bills so here's a refuge from them. Shifting to energy efficient appliances results in; money saving. Less energy is consumed and the utility company sends you precise bills. Freedom!

- The important - Sustainable development

The Earth on which we live has limited resources. And if they are consumed with the similar speed with which they have been consumed in the past decades, estimates say that we shall finish our major energy resources in the coming decades. There's therefore, a need to conserve the energy to think of sustainable development. Energy efficient appliances help control the use. Also, the less use of energy results in less residual gases that saves the environment.


Energy efficient appliances are the need of time. Not only do they help limit the energy consumption by the appliances, lower the energy bills and elongate the appliance lifespan, they also help save the environment and the planet on the whole. So yes, if you haven't yet shifted to energy-efficient products, make a wise shift now!