A Whole-House Dehumidifier: When Your Air Conditioner Can’t Do the Job All by Itself

A Whole-House Dehumidifier: When Your Air Conditioner Can’t Do the Job All by Itself

A Whole-House Dehumidifier: When Your Air Conditioner Can't Do the Job All by ItselfDuring summer in Georgia, most of us rely on our air conditioning. While the steady flow of cold air can alleviate the sweltering waves of heat, sometimes it’s not enough. Air conditioners are designed to control temperature within your house, not necessarily humidity. As a result, you may end up with a house that feels damp or musty even when the A/C is running. If your home still feels clammy even with the air conditioning working, you might consider investing in a whole-house dehumidifier.

Connected to your cooling system, a whole-house dehumidifier removes moisture from your entire home. You can set it so it maintains an optimum relative humidity, even when your A/C is not operating. These appliances also connect to your home’s plumbing, so the removed moisture drains safely away.

Dehumidifiers do more than make your home more comfortable; they also improve indoor air quality for healthier conditions. Without a dehumidifier removing excess moisture, you run the risk of rampant dust mites, bacteria, mold, mildew and other home allergens. A whole-house dehumidifier creates an arid environment where dust mites, mildew, and bacteria cannot flourish. Damp air also creates conditions that can damage home fixtures and furnishings in your home. Finally, dry air feels cooler than moist air, so when your whole-house dehumidifier is operating, you can raise your thermostat by a few degrees without any loss of comfort. This relieves the workload on your A/C and saves you energy dollars.

For more information about whole-house dehumidifiers, maintaining clean air within your home, or other issues related to home comfort, please contact us today at Powers Heating & Air. Or if you think your home needs a whole-house dehumidifier, please fill out one of our Free Estimate Request Forms, and we will contact you within 24 hours.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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