We live in Dover, DE, which means our summers come with stifling humidity as well as high levels of heat. Human beings tend to be most comfortable when the relative humidity level is between 30% and 50%. Believe us when we say that can get much higher in this neck of the woods. If you want to stay cool and comfortable this summer, you should consider installing a dehumidifier in your home to act in conjunction with your traditional HVAC system. Here are 3 benefits of dehumidifiers that you should consider if you want your home to be as pleasant as possible this summer.
1. Lower Bills
Traditional air conditioning system act as de facto humidifiers, since moisture in the air condenses into liquid form as it cools and is gathered in a drain pan in the AC system itself. But the higher the humidity, the harder the air conditioner has to work to keep the air cool and comfortable. That translates to higher energy bills, which a dehumidifier can combat by taking some of the load off of your AC (and letting it simply cool the air like it’s designed to do).
2. Better Health and Less Home Damage
High humidity can damage furniture, wallpaper and assorted knickknacks in your home. It can also encourage mold and bacteria, which can lead to a greater chance of someone in your family contracting an illness. This is of especial concern to households with babies, elderly family members or people suffering from asthma. A dehumidifier can combat all that, keeping your family healthier in the bargain.
3. Less Chance of a Breakdown
The added strain that high humidity puts on your air conditioner means that it runs a larger chance of suffering a breakdown in the future, which is the last thing you want during a heat waves. A dehumidifier can lower those chances and extend the life of your AC in the bargain.
Call upon Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Inc. to discuss your options with dehumidifiers!