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Why a Dehumidifier is a Good Investment This Summer

Chris Helms - Thursday, July 23, 2015
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Many of us take our indoor air quality for granted, until we start to feel the effects. What can you do to improve your air quality and make your house more comfortable? A dehumidifier is a great investment this summer that can be the answer to both of those questions. Keep reading to learn why.

Humidity and Air Conditioning Are Not Friends

Humid air carries heat more effectively than dry air. Also, humid air feels warmer than drier air. When your house is too humid, not only is it harder to cool, even when it is cool it doesn’t feel as comfortable as when you have the right humidity levels in your home.

Lowering the humidity with a dehumidifier can help your air conditioner run more effectively and efficiently by creating an environment that will keep the air cooler longer. It will also make your house more comfortable because you’re not fighting with the humidity.

What Does This Have to Do with Air Quality?

Creating the right humidity levels, in addition to making your home feel more comfortable, will also make your home healthier. Many air pollutants thrive in warm, humid air. The first and most common is mold. Mold loves nothing more than a warm, moist place to live. And once it takes root it can spread throughout your house causing a really unhealthy and possibly toxic environment.

In addition to mold, there are pollutants such as pollen, bacteria, and viruses that can also thrive in higher levels of humidity. Lowering the relative humidity of your home with a dehumidifier can reduce the levels of those pollutants inside your house.

There are a lot of reasons a dehumidifier is a good investment this summer, and your comfort and wellbeing are just two of them.

For more information on how a dehumidifier in your cooling system can make your home more comfortable and improve your indoor air quality at the same time, contact Helms Heating and Air Conditioning by calling 704-821-6255 or by clicking here.