Humidity is one of the big obstacles against comfort during our summers. The extra moisture in the air is like putting on a coat on a hot day: it traps heat inside our bodies, making us feel hotter than the actual temperature. When humidity is above 70%—and this happens often in the Conway area—the temperature can feel 8° to 10° hotter. This makes a subtle difference when you consider that an 85°F day will feel like it’s 95°F!
But you have an air conditioning system, and that should take care of you indoors. But hold on a minute … does your AC really do anything to dehumidify your home? The short answer is that an AC does some dehumidification, but it’s not specifically a dehumidifier and won’t make an enormous difference in comfort.