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Should You Consider a Dehumidifier?

We are getting closer to summer which means higher temperatures and hopefully some time by the community pool. It may also mean an increase in humidity in the area. The high temperatures that we see in summer are hard enough but increased humidity makes things far worse. But what can you do other than just deal with it, right?

Well, actually, with a dehumidifier in Staten Island, NY, you may actually be able to enjoy improved home comfort. This system which is meant to be installed as a part of your HVAC can tackle excess humidity to boost your home cooling and efficiency.

Why Is Humidity So Awful in Summer?

We want to touch on this to start so you understand why high humidity is actually so uncomfortable.

Moisture is great for holding onto heat. That’s why radiant heating systems like boilers are so great for keeping homes warm in winter. But this is the opposite of what you want in summer.

When the percentage of humidity rises above 60% it is going to start impacting your comfort. This is because at this point it will start to mess with your ability to get cool. Part of this is because that humidity will make it far harder to cool the air. The other factor is due to the fact that all that airborne moisture makes it harder to use to sweat.

Battling Humidity with a Whole-House Dehumidifier

Installing and using a whole-house dehumidifier is going to be one of the best ways to fight back against high humidity in your home. Whole-house systems are far more effective than portable ones because they are added into the ductwork where they can pull excess moisture from the air throughout the home, rather than just one room.

A whole-house dehumidifier will balance the humidity in the house which will optimize your comfort. Here’s what you can expect to gain from this system.

  • Better home cooling: Unsurprisingly, less humidity is going to increase the ease with which your home is cooled. OF course, it will also help that less humidity will help you feel cooler too.
  • Increased home efficiency: When your air conditioner doesn’t have to struggle to cool your home it won’t have to use extra energy to keep you comfortable. In short, less humidity means less cash spent on energy bills.
  • Decreased risk of mold growth: This can be an important one. If you are battling high humidity levels in your home for an extended period of time it may mean that you are at risk for the growth of mold in your home. A whole-house dehumidifier can reduce the risk of this occurring which helps protect your home and your health.

Don’t put your home comfort in the hands of an amateur. Instead, work the pros on our team to optimize your comfort this summer.

Contact Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your dehumidifier installation or any other IAQ system services you may need. Serving Staten Island’s Heating and A/C needs since 1955.

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