It’s no secret that in our part of the world, we battle some major humidity. The problem with humidity isn’t just discomfort; it stresses your air conditioning system, adds more heat to the air and can lead to the development of mold and mildew, as well as help the proliferation of dust mites. The answer isn’t a bigger air conditioner; in fact, that will exacerbate the problem. If you’ve been dealing with excess humidity in your home, it’s time to call the indoor air quality experts at Climate Masters and discuss what a whole home dehumidifier can do for you.
How a Whole Home Dehumidifier Is Different from a Room Dehumidifier
If you are experiencing humidity issues in your home, individual room dehumidifiers can provide only a modicum of relief; this is because they are designed to work in a small amount of space. A whole home dehumidifier is installed as part of your existing air conditioning system, allowing it to dehumidify on a whole home basis, not just the space immediately surrounding it. If you want truly effective dehumidification, the whole home route is the way to go.
How Does It Work?
A whole home dehumidifier dries the air in your home before it cycles through your AC system; this means it actually gets dehumidified twice: once in the dehumidifier, and again in the air conditioning process. The dehumidification process is pretty straightforward: your home’s warm, humid air is pulled over cold metal coils; condensation forms and this condensation drops through the coils and is collected and then expelled from your system and home. The air that has been dehumidified is warmed to room temperature and then released to your system.
Your air conditioner was made to dehumidify to a certain degree, but if it seems your AC in St Augustine, FL, is overwhelmed by our local humidity, call our experts today to discuss how a whole home dehumidifier can help.