Did you know that your air conditioner is a natural dehumidifier? This means during the warmer, more humid months, your air conditioner can dry out the air–a little tiny bit. The thing is, unfortunately, air conditioners are not designed for this purpose, and actually need a lot of help when the air inside your home gets too much moisture. This is where a professional whole-home dehumidifier installation comes in. Not only will it help your comfort, but it can help keep your household healthy, your property healthy, and keep your air conditioner performing as efficiently as possible.
Whether you want to rid your home of mold and mildew growth that happens when temperatures climb during our muggy summers, or you want to reduce odors and help family members who might suffer from allergies or asthma, dehumidification is the answer. Read on to learn more!
Dehumidifiers Offer Comfort
This is the first, and probably the biggest, advantage there is to having a whole-house dehumidifier installed for your Hickory area home. Our summers are quite muggy, and it can almost make you and your family feeling like you’re swimming under water when that humidity enters your home.
The thing is, the ideal relative humidity level in any indoor space is between 30-50%. Our muggy summers make this level soar above 50%! But a whole-house dehumidifier, professionally installed right into your ductwork where it’s out of sight, will combat mugginess and help you feel cooler. It does the latter because when your air is less humid, then the sweat on your skin evaporates easier, particularly when you’re using your air conditioning system.
Dehumidifiers Reduce Allergens
Allergens can spread like wildfire once humidity takes hold. That’s because particles such as mold, mildew, and other bacteria can easily grow and thrive when there is extra water vapor in the air. Your home shouldn’t have to bear swamp-like conditions! Rid your family of these allergens and more with this high-quality indoor air quality product.
Dehumidifiers Reduce Bad Odors
This ties back to the mold and mildew growth problem we were just talking about. When mold grows, musty smells emerge. Fortunately, reducing the chance of mold growth with a whole-house dehumidifier also reduces the chance that you’ll ever have to deal with these bad odors.
Dehumidifiers Decrease Air Conditioning Costs
Last but certainly not least, a whole-house dehumidifier can lower your household’s energy use, and therefore lower your energy costs. The more humidity there is in your home, the easier it is for heat to stay put. You’ll literally feel warmer in your home the more moisture is in it. As a result, you’ll try to turn down your thermostat–perhaps inefficiently so–in an effort to get cooler.
If you have a whole-house dehumidifier installed, however, then you will feel cooler, and therefore could turn your AC’s thermostat up a couple of degrees. This means the cooling system won’t have to run as long to do its job, and therefore it will work more efficiently and affordably.