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How a Dehumidifier Can Lower Your Bills

When there is moisture in the air, you can feel it. High levels of humidity leave people with a feeling often described as “sticky” and can make you feel a lot warmer than the temperature on the thermostat would indicate. It can even lead to the development of mold. The solution? A whole-house dehumidifier. This installation helps to remove moisture from the air, and it can even reduce your monthly spending.

An Air Conditioner Also Dehumidifies

Did you know that the refrigeration process used to cool down your home also helps with dehumidification? An air conditioning system contains refrigerant, which removes heat from the air as it passes an inside coil. The blower fan moves warm air over the coil, which cools down as refrigerant evaporates into a gas and absorbs heat. Moisture in the air collects outside of the coil in the same way that water droplets form on a glass of water on a hot day—condensation.

A Whole-House Dehumidifier Is a Better Way to Dehumidify

However, if you rely on your air conditioning system as your primary source of dehumidification, it will reflect in your monthly bills. Running an air conditioner is costly, and, as humidity makes you feel a lot warmer, you end up using it for longer periods of time. You may lower the temperature a couple of degrees past what is usually necessary to stay cool.

A whole-house dehumidifier is simply a better alternative. It works with your air conditioning system to remove moisture from the air quickly, without using up a lot of energy to do so. While you can purchase a single-room dehumidifier which plugs into the wall, it’s better to have a whole-house solution to prevent mold growth and allow for a more efficient home comfort system.

Call the professionals at Air Mechanical, Inc. to learn more about your air conditioning system and to schedule dehumidifier installation for your home in Andover, MN.

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