There are plenty of good reasons to consider a dehumidifier for your home or commercial space. Humidity is as important a factor as temperature when it comes to comfort and the efficiency of your air conditioner, and it’s a good idea to know what your options are. Doubtless, you know what a dehumidifier is and you may have even used a portable one yourself in the home to cut down on the amount of moisture in the air, particularly during the summer. But we’re talking about whole-house dehumidifiers that integrate directly within your HVAC system so that you don’t have to worry about moving it from room to room or constantly emptying out the accumulated water.
So, how do you know if you need a dehumidifier in your home? It can be difficult to tell, especially considering that humidity is a more subtle factor than temperature alone. Nevertheless, we’ve given you some signs below that may help you make an informed decision.
- Condensation build-up. If you find that you have moisture on the walls, ceilings, or floors of your living or workspace, then you need to take action. While it could be the result of a serious lack of ventilation, a dehumidifier can go a long way towards balancing out your humidity. The presence of water in the home can have serious long-term effects on the materials that comprise your building’s structure, in addition to providing excellent conditions for mold, mildew, and other biological contaminants.
- Discomfort due to ‘swamp’-like conditions. One of the greatest benefits of the whole house dehumidifier is that it can drastically improve your home’s comfort. If your home feels sweltering, then you may want to take action by installing a dehumidifier.
- Energy efficiency. By reducing the amount of moisture in the air, you lighten the load of dehumidification that your AC has to undertake. This can reduce your energy bills.
The key to a successful dehumidifier installation (or service) is hiring a professional for the job. We can make sure that your system is professionally installed and serviced at all times. Call Buehler Air Conditioning today.