“Why Would I Need a Whole-House Dehumidifier?”

man-desk-fanHigh humidity in the summertime is a problem that we are no stranger to here in Southern Vermont. High relative humidity levels (anything above 50% humidity) make hot days feel even worse. Additionally, humidity has ill effects in other areas too, from your health to the structural integrity of your home.

If you’re struggling with high humidity in your house, the best solution is to have a whole-house dehumidifier professionally installed. Sure, you can buy a portable dehumidifier or two, but the effects that these smaller systems have are minimal at best. They also present problems of their own, such as mold growing within the system itself and not being able to provide enough coverage for the space you need it in.

Read on as we uncover some of the benefits of a whole-house dehumidifier, and when you’re ready to have one installed, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

Whole House Dehumidifiers are Powerful

Over the years, you may have heard, or even discovered on your own, that your central air conditioner does have some dehumidification properties. It’s true… by drawing air out of your home in order to put it through a refrigerant process, your air conditioner also draws out moisture, which is expelled from your system and your home through a condensate drain system.

However, this is not what air conditioners are designed for, and when the relative humidity levels in your home are above 50%, your air conditioner won’t be able to help a whole lot. In fact, when the air is too humid it can actually hurt your air conditioner. Read on to learn more!

Decrease AC Wear and Tear with a Dehumidifier

A whole-house dehumidifier is installed right into your HVAC system where it can provide widespread coverage throughout your home to remove excess humidity. This matters because that moisture makes it difficult for us to stay cool. It prevents sweating, which is our bodys’ natural way of staying cool.

A properly installed and serviced whole-house dehumidifier will help you feel cooler. As a result, you can set your thermostat a bit higher, and your air conditioner’s compressor won’t have to run as long. Over the years, this adds up as your air conditioner won’t get so much wear and tear. A well-maintained and cared for air conditioner should last you about 10-15 years, and a dehumidifier will help with this.

Lower Your Utility Bills

When your air conditioner doesn’t have to run as long, it means that it’s also not draining as much power as it ordinarily would. As a result, you’ll see a reduction in your energy bills.

Protect Your Property

Excessive moisture can cause problems within your property, such as the growth of mold and mildew. Not only is this bad for your health–especially if any occupants have allergies or asthma–but this can be damaging to your property.

A whole-house dehumidifier will help you in more areas than you can probably think of!

Contact HB Energy Solutions for all your energy needs. HB Energy Solutions delivers peace of mind. We’re your resource for dehumidifier services in Southern Vermont, and so much more!

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