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Whole-House Dehumidifiers: The Comfort System Your Home Is Missing
Your air conditioner works hard in the summer to keep you cool. Could yours be working harder than it needs to be? If you struggle with humidity levels in your home and you don’t have a whole-house dehumidifier in place, the answer may be yes. Air conditioners are designed to both cool the home and dehumidify. As heat from your air is absorbed into the refrigerant in the evaporator coil of your AC system, moisture also collects on the outside of the cool coil. This collects as condensation and drips out through a drain pipe underneath the air conditioner. But this is an inefficient means of controlling humidity in areas where it is a problem. Humidity makes you feel warmer than the temperature on the thermostat. That’s why you hear people say so often that “it’s not the heat; it’s the humidity.” Humidity takes away our body’s natural ability to cool down (evaporating sweat), which is why it can feel so much warmer. Often, you have to run your air conditioner for an extra long time in order to get the home to feel cool. This wears down the parts of your air conditioner, increases your energy bills, and could decrease the lifespan of your AC unit. That’s why we strongly recommend a whole-home dehumidifier to help cool down your home faster using less energy. With a whole-home dehumidifier on a humid day, you can set your thermostat a few degrees higher and still feel comfortable. This unit integrates into your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system to provide dehumidification throughout the entire home. This is important because humidity does more than just make you uncomfortable and raise your bills. In some situations, it could lead to water damage, mold and mildew. Have your local HVAC technician install a whole-home dehumidifier today! Call the experts at Air Mechanical, Inc. today to learn more about whole-house dehumidifiers or to get installation or service in the Blaine, MN area.
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