Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Dehumidifiers’

Install a Dehumidifier to Fight Muggy Air

Monday, August 7th, 2017

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Delaware summers mean high temperatures and lots of rain, and this summer is new exception. Most homeowners focus quite rightfully on air conditioning in such circumstances, and a good AC is likely the most important part of your home in the summer. But air conditioners are built to deal with heat, not humidity, and while they can cut down on the mugginess in your home, it’s often more of a side effect than an intended action.

Whole-house dehumidifiers, on the other hand, can remove excess moisture in your home the right way, as well as providing a number of other advantages. Here’s a quick breakdown on how they work and what they can bring to your home.

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3 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 17th, 2017

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Summer is on its way, and with it will come higher energy bills as we run our air conditioners to stay cool and comfortable. To a certain extent, there’s nothing to be done for it. Running you air conditioner more often in hot weather invariably leads to higher bills. But just because you’re paying more doesn’t mean you should pay more than you should.

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The Benefits of a Dehumidifier

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_dreamstime_xl_20144812We’re still digging ourselves out after last week’s big blizzard, which hopefully marks the end of our winter. Temperatures are expected to be cool for a bit longer, but soon enough they’ll warm up and with them comes a marked increase in humidity levels. You likely have an air conditioner in your home to handle the hot and muggy weather of the summer. But you might also consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier to handle the humid air in your home. It can make a huge difference not only in your home comfort levels, but in the performance of your air conditioner as well.

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Dehumidifiers Make Summer More Comfortable

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Summer is coming to Seaford, DE faster than you may think, and we’ve already experienced flirtations with high temperatures and higher humidity. That last part is what concerns us today, for high humidity levels can be just as bad as the heat when it comes to your household comfort levels. Air conditioners can begin to address the problem, but they’re not set up for that and excess humidity can increase the strain on them considerably. Instead, have a whole-house dehumidifier installed by a trained technician. The benefits can be more substantial than you think.

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How Does Relative Humidity Affect Home Comfort?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

We live in Dover, DE, which means we’re no strangers to high humidity in the summer and low humidity in the winter. They can have a huge effect on your indoor air quality, almost as much as your air conditioner or heater. Indeed extreme humidity levels on both ends of the scale can force your HVAC system to work harder than it should, and increase the chances of a breakdown in the future. How does relative humidity affect home comfort? We’ve provided a quick breakdown below.

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3 Ways to Reduce Your Cooling Bills this Summer

Monday, August 24th, 2015

We’ve hit the hottest part of the summer here in Dover, DE, and that means your air conditioner is going to be pushed to its limit keeping temperatures down every day. You’re probably used to paying higher monthly cooling bills in the summer, and to a certain extent, those bills are always going to be high. But with the aid of a trained technician, you can make some additions and improvements to your home to cut into those costs, while helping your air conditioner last longer before needing repairs. Here are 3 ways to reduce your cooling bills this summer.

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3 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 13th, 2015

No one likes to breathe dusty dirty air, and high humidity levels can create a gross clammy feeling in your home, as well as making the air feel warmer than it actually is. Dry air can cause your skin to itch and give you a nasty shock with static electricity, while germs and bacteria can spread illness and disease through your home. All of these are issues of indoor air quality, and while homeowners in Dover, DE, often focus on raising or lowering the temperature with their HAVC systems, IAQ can has just as much of an impact on the comfort of your household. The good news is that there are ways to improve your indoor air quality with the help of a professional technician. We’ve listed three of them below. Which one works best for you depends on your specific needs.

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3 Benefits of Dehumidifiers

Monday, June 1st, 2015

 

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.

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Why Install a Dehumidifier?

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Your air conditioner is designed to remove both heat and humidity, but during periods of excessive humidity, it can be challenging for your AC to keep up. Humidity holds heat, so any time there is excess humidity in the air, it forces your air conditioner to work harder in order to cool your home. A great way to help your air conditioner and increase the comfort in your home is by adding a whole-home dehumidifier to your Seaford, DE property. With professional installation from Atlantic Refrigeration, you can dehumidify your home easily.

Signs You Have Too Much Humidity

You can feel humidity most of the time, but sometimes it can be difficult to spot excess humidity when the AC is running. Here are some common signs:

  • Sticky feeling on the skin
  • Stickiness on surfaces – counter tops, tables, etc.
  • Condensation on walls
  • Fogging windows
  • Cold, clammy feeling in your home

How Does a Whole-Home Dehumidifier Help?

When you install a dehumidifier into your existing HVAC system, the air in your home is dehumidified before it becomes part of your system’s air flow. The dehumidifier is part of your system, so it operates with the cycles of your air conditioner as well as independently. The process is seamless and easy.

What are the Benefits of a Dehumidifier?

Installing a dehumidifier has several benefits worth considering:

  • Better comfort – removing the excess moisture from your indoor air leaves the air dry and cool, and as a result, more comfortable.
  • Better health – excess humidity can exacerbate chronic respiratory problems like asthma, and allergens like dust mites, mold and mildew thrive in moist environments. Eliminating the excess moisture in your home can reduce or eliminate these problems.
  • Less stress on your system – as we mentioned above, when there is excess humidity, your air conditioner has to work harder. By reducing the amount of moisture in the air with a dehumidifier, you remove the extra stress on your AC.

A whole-home dehumidifier for your Seaford, DE home can help improve comfort, indoor air quality and the health of you, your family and your air conditioner.

If you are interested in what a dehumidifier can do for you and your home, call Atlantic Refrigeration today and schedule an appointment.

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