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    How Can We Find out Why My Office Is So Humid?

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016  |  Smoak's Comfort Control

    Humidity issues in the office

    Commercial services can help your office be a more comfortable place this summer. One of the most common complaints people make during the summer isn’t about the heat, but about the humidity. Living in Charleston means you are prone to high temperatures and muggy weather. Fortunately, there is a solution to reducing the humidity in your office.

    Why Is the Humidity So High in Your Office?

    The majority of modern air conditioning systems have the ability to regulate humidity. The HVAC system in your office has an evaporator coil designed to condense the water vapor from the air by collecting the moisture and sending it down a drain and outside, away from the office. However, the air conditioner is only effective at controlling the humidity if it is the correct size for the amount of work it should be doing.

    For example, the air conditioning system should not be too small or too large. If it is too large, it will often short cycle, so the compressor will not run long enough to dehumidify the entire office.

    If the system is too small, it will not have power that is sufficient enough to move the cooled air throughout the space or maintain a comfortable temperature evenly throughout the space.

    A comfort specialist who provides commercial services can calculate the appropriate size needed for the HVAC system in your office. If the air conditioner is not the right size a dehumidifier may be recommended to help keep the humidity down until the HVAC system can be replaced with an appropriate size.

    Thermal comfort means that when you are wearing a normal amount of clothing, you are neither too warm nor too cold. Thermal comfort is not only essential for your well-being, but for your productivity as well and it can only be achieved when the air movement, air temperature, and humidity are within the comfort zone.

    If you are experiencing high humidity in your office or your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be operating as well as it used to, contact the commercial services professionals at Smoak’s Comfort Control.

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