How Does a Whole-House Dehumidifier Help Me?

We live in Huntsville, TX, where the only thing worse than the heat of the summer is the high humidity. People tend to ignore humidity levels in favor of simply lowering the temperature, but in truth, the two are very closely related. In addition to a reliable air conditioner, you might want to consider a whole-house dehumidifier to help maintain your indoor comfort levels. How does a whole-house dehumidifier help you? We’ve provided a few answers below.

High Humidity Creates Serious Problems

When we talk about humidity, we usually refer to relative humidity levels, which chart the amount of ambient moisture in the air. Relative humidity levels of 0% mean that there is absolutely no moisture in the air, while relative humidity levels of 100% basically mean rain. If the relative humidity level is above 50%, then humans tend to feel clammy and sweaty, and the air feels much warmer than it is. Furthermore, it can form a haven for bacteria and molds, decreasing your indoor air quality and leading to a greater instances of illness in your home.

Dehumidifiers to the Rescue!

A whole-house dehumidifier takes care of all that by lowering the relative humidity levels in your home. Moist air passes over a series of cooled compressor coils, which lower the air’s temperature and cause the moisture to condense into droplets (similar to dew that forms in the cool hours of the morning). It then blows the dry air back into your house, reducing the overall humidity levels and improving your comfort. Air conditioners do the same thing by default, but they’re not built for the task and doing so decreases their efficiency tremendously. A whole-house dehumidifier helps them work with less strain – lowering your monthly energy bills and reducing the risk of a breakdown – as well as providing fresher, cleaner air for your home.

If you want to fight the high humidity with a whole-house dehumidifier, then give the friendly professionals at Ardon Maintenance a call today!

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