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The Benefits of a Dehumidifier and My AC Unit

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Monday, March 20, 2017
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Are you paying attention to the indoor air quality in your home? Many factors can affect air quality. What might surprise you is that humidity is one of them. Installing a dehumidifier is one way to help keep your air clean, but there are other benefits as well. Here's what you need to know about a dehumidifier for your air conditioning system.

Less Humidity Means Less Cooling

The more humid the air, the warmer it feels. At the same time, the more humid the air, the more energy it takes to cool it down. When you have an effective dehumidifier working with your AC system, the air will feel cooler just because it doesn’t contain as much moisture. Because of this, you won’t have to crank the air conditioner to keep your house cool, so you’ll feel more comfortable at the same time you use less energy and spend less on your energy bills.

Humidity and Your Indoor Air Quality Go Hand-In-Hand

The right humidity level can help control many aspects of your indoor air quality. These include dust mites, mold and mildew, all of which thrive in a warm, humid environment. When the air holds too much moisture, you'll feel the effects of these pollutants. Your allergies can act up, your skin and respiratory system can get irritated, and you could start to feel problems that result from mold in your environment. 

Spending less on your energy bills is just one of the benefits of a dehumidifier. To find out more about what it can do, including how it can improve your indoor air quality, contact our team of experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.