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How Adding a Dehumidifier to Your Cooling Unit May Help You Save Money

Arianne Large - Thursday, August 13, 2015
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We all want to save money, especially when it comes to the high cost of heating and air conditioning. Did you know that the relative humidity in your home could have an impact on your utility bills? When you find out why, you might start considering the benefits of a dehumidifier. Keep reading to learn how you can save.

Humidity and Temperature

Different levels of humidity create different balances when it comes to the temperature inside your home. When we talk about humidity, we’re talking about the amount of water vapor in the air, or the amount of moisture in the air.

High levels of humidity are effective at holding on to heat. When the air in your home is too dry in the winter, it makes your heating system less effective because it doesn’t hold the heat as well, resulting in the need for more heat from your HVAC system.

On the contrary, drier air feels cooler than humid air, which is why in the summer you look forward to going into a cool, dry, air conditioning house. If it’s still humid inside, it still feels too warm, which means your air conditioning system will have to work harder to make your house feel cooler.

What a Dehumidifier Can Do

Lowering the relative humidity in your home is one of the goals in the summer to help keep you cool. When the humidity levels outside get too high it can often be too much for your air conditioner alone to manage. Adding a dehumidifier can help your air conditioner keep your house cooler, and enable it to work less. This will help keep your energy bill under control.

If you feel like you have too much humidity and energy bills that are too high, there are some simple steps to fix both. To find out how a dehumidifier can benefit your heating and air conditioning system, contact our friendly team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning by calling 704-821-6255 or by clicking here.