3 Signs You Should Invest in a Dehumidifier
When the spring and summer heat and humidity arrive, retreating to the cool comfort of your air conditioned home is one of life's true pleasures. Central air conditioners do much more than maintain optimal temperatures. They also remove excess humidity by cooling the air below the dew point. If you're struggling with condensation, dust mites, musty odors or related indoor air quality issues, it might be time to invest in a whole-house dehumidifier.
1. Comfort Challenges
In the Southeast’s warm, sunny climate, it's hard to imagine your air conditioner working too well, but that can be the case. Oversized HVAC systems cool the air too quickly, which inhibits the moisture removal process. Because humidity affects your temperature perception, this can make the air in your home feel uncomfortably cool and clammy. That's why meteorologists often provide actual and apparent temperatures that are based on the heat index.
2. Condensation and Moisture Buildup
The residents in the Southeast United States live in one of the most humid parts of the United States. As indoor humidity rises, you may notice signs of visible moisture buildup, such as condensation on windows and walls, as well as damp or musty odors. Humidity also accumulates in closets and other enclosed spaces, which affects your air quality and may damage valuable items.
3. Allergens and Indoor Air Quality Concerns
Excess humidity contributes to a variety of indoor air quality concerns, including mold and dust mites. To prevent these issues, it's important to keep relativity humidity levels below 60% since arid conditions prevent allergens from proliferating. Moisture management systems, such as a whole-home bypass dehumidifier that's connected to your central HVAC ducts, are among the most effective solutions for addressing these concerns.
To learn more about indoor air quality services or to see if a whole-home dehumidifier is right for your property, call one of the dealers on our website today for more information.