Many air conditioners come with a dehumidifying function, but because their main role is to cool the air, they can’t always achieve ideal humidity levels.
That’s why many homeowners turn to whole-house dehumidification systems dedicated to removing excess moisture from the air. Whole-house dehumidification systems are installed as part of your existing HVAC system, so they can control humidity levels in every room in your home.
The benefits of whole-house dehumidification are:
- Better health. Mold, bacteria and viruses thrive at relative humidity levels above 60 percent. These and other microorganisms in your home can contribute to asthma attacks, allergy problems and other respiratory conditions, as well as damage to your furnishings and the structure of your home. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recommends keeping your humidity between 30 percent and 50 percent, levels whole-house dehumidification systems can achieve with ease.
- Improved comfort. Hot, sticky days can be unbearable without an air conditioner. But sometimes even the dehumidifying function of the A/C unit can’t keep up with demand. And then there are mild days where the temperature is at the thermostat set point and the air conditioner doesn’t run, but the air still feels too humid. That’s where whole-house dehumidification comes in to remove moisture without overcooling your home. This helps to avoid that clammy feeling or stuffy smell.
- Energy savings. By running the whole-house dehumidifier without overcooling your home, you save energy. Also, because your skin feels cooler when there is less moisture in the air, you can set the relative humidity lower and the temperature a few degrees higher and still feel comfortable. You don’t have to run the air conditioner more than necessary simply to remove moisture from the air.
A whole-house dehumidification system could be the solution you have been looking for. To learn more, contact the NATE Certified Technicians at Hobaica Services– 602-950-0387. Like our Raving Fans, “You’ll Lika Hobaica.”Indoor Air Pollution: It Really Exists » « Keep Air Conditioning Coils Clean and Running Efficiently