Living in the south not only means dealing with high heat but also problems with humidity for the majority of the year.
Because of the excessive amount of moisture in the air, an air conditioner isn’t enough to provide ideal comfort.
The cooling system is designed to pull heat out of the air. We need a dedicated dehumidifier to remove moisture. When the air is overly humid, it feels sticky and clammy. It can be difficult to sleep at night and nearly impossible to be productive during the day. Headaches, flu-like symptoms and aggravated issues of allergies and asthma can often be blamed on high humidity. Moist environments are perfect for growing mold, mildew and bacteria and also encourage the dust mite population. This growth negatively impacts indoor air quality, can result in unpleasant odors and even cause damage to the structure of the home. Because high humidity makes the air feel warmer, it creates more work for the air conditioner. It’s tempting to lower the thermostat, which simply overcools the house without tackling the source of the problem. The solution is a whole-home dehumidifier. The dehumidifier works by way of a fan that blows the air over cold compressor coils. The moisture condenses on the coils, drips into a reservoir and the dehumidified air is directed back into the home. The operation is quiet and efficient and the dehumidifier requires only annual maintenance. It helps to greatly improve the comfort, health and enjoyment of the home. We can set the thermostat a bit higher, reduce strain on the air conditioner and pay lower electric bills.