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All About Dehumidifiers

Even in fall, Birmingham, Alabama, can have hot and humid weather. Dehumidifiers work a lot like air conditioners to remove moisture from your home’s air and make it feel cooler. A fan pushes moist air over cooling components. Then, condensation forms and collects in a reservoir. Many models have an alarm that comes on when it’s full. You can use an inexpensive portable unit on one area of your home or have a whole-house version installed inline with your heating and cooling system. A dehumidifier can improve your air quality, get rid of bad smells, and prevent damage to your home.

Better Indoor Air Quality

High humidity can encourage biological growth and pests like cockroaches, silverfish, and dust mites. You could have to change your HVAC system’s air filter and get your ductwork cleaned by a professional more often. Pest droppings, insect body parts, and other materials could also produce more dust and dirt on your furniture and increase your allergy or asthma symptoms. A dehumidifier will make your system more efficient, decrease wear, and increase its lifespan.

Fewer Unpleasant Smells

Extra moisture can leave your home with a musty or bad smell. A dehumidifier can keep your home smelling great and improve comfort for family members and guests. Getting rid of the humidity that leads to bad smells is much more effective than concealing them with air freshener.

Damage Prevention

High humidity can cause rotting in wood floors, furniture, and siding. Your insulation, carpeting, wallpaper, or furniture could also be damaged. Using a dehumidifier will keep your home in optimal condition longer. It will also help water from a leaky roof, a damaged pipe or condensation on your windows evaporate quickly before it can cause permanent damage.

One Source Heating & Cooling has more than 20 years of heating and air conditioning experience. We can improve your indoor air quality and keep your house comfortable with a variety of equipment, including dehumidifiers. Call us anytime at (205) 509-1929 or 334-203-3466 for excellent service from our expert technicians.

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