Getting the humidity right part of HVAC process

I don’t know which is worse, the humidity or the heat.

Well, I guess that is splitting hairs because we live in a region that experiences plenty of both.

There are times where I am sweating just thinking about leaving the HVAC comfort of my house to venture outside. It’s like a one-two punch when it comes to the heat and humidity. Of course, that combination also helps produce some of the best living conditions on the planet 8 months of the year. But, that four month stretch of deep summer heat can be absolutely withering. It’s a good thing that we have such excellent modern HVAC cooling. Without it, we would be one hot and sweaty bunch. It still blows my mind to hear my grandmother talk about the days of swamp coolers. Those old evaporative coolers helped but they were no real match for the level of heat & humidity we deal with. My grandmother also had to work every single day to be sure the mildew was kept at bay. Those evaporative coolers did mostly nothing to regulate the humidity indoors. Our HVAC takes care of balancing the humidity without our help at all. It’s all part of the process. It starts when the HVAC heat pump starts up. The heat pump pulls heat energy out of the indoor air and exhaust it outside the house. This allows the cooler air being processed by the air handler to be more effective cooling the air in the house. However, when the heat pump pulls out the heat energy, it also yanks a bunch of moisture from the air. The result is a balanced humidity level in a cool house.


Hybrid HVAC system