Along with hot temperatures throughout the summer comes a lot of humidity, especially in Trusville, Alabama. So even with the thermostat set to a comfortable 70 degrees, the high humidity makes it feel more like 76 to 78 degrees. As a result, you’ll adjust the thermostat, which adds wear and tear to the AC and causes your cooling expenses to increase. Using a dehumidifier can improve indoor comfort by reducing humidity and improving air quality.
Make Your Home Feel Cooler
If your home never feels cool enough, there’s a good chance you’re experiencing high indoor humidity levels. As you adjust the thermostat to a lower temperature, the high humidity counteracts your efforts to make the home more comfortable. When using a dehumidifier, you finally have a way to beat the heat without adding wear and tear to the AC. A dehumidifier removes moisture from the air and makes your home more comfortable without having to constantly adjust the thermostat lower and lower.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Another way a dehumidifier improves indoor comfort is by reducing biological growth. Most types of biological growth need a lot of moisture to thrive and spread. When you remove this moisture, you reduce the chance of indoor biological growth and airborne contaminants. As a result, it becomes easier for you and your loved ones to breathe, which is essential if any of you suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions.
Portable or Whole-Home Dehumidifier
Regardless of whether you use a portable or whole-home dehumidifier, you can help reduce strain on the AC. Since the AC won’t be combating high humidity levels, thanks to the dehumidifier, it won’t have to work so hard to cool your home. This reduces repairs and keeps your cooling expenses to a minimum. If you want to achieve optimal indoor comfort and energy savings, contact one of our HVAC technicians about installing a whole-home dehumidifier.
Contact One Source Heating & Cooling to learn more about using a dehumidifier to improve both indoor comfort and indoor air quality this summer. Give us a call today at (205) 509-1929.
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