Summers in Andover, MA are as hot as the winters are cold, and most people rightfully focus on their air conditioners here during the hot summer months. But even worse than the high temperatures is the humidity, which can blanket the area in a wall of mugginess and render your efforts to stay comfortable all but moot. The solution can be a whole-house dehumidifier, which removes excess moisture from the air and restores balance to your home. Why is it so important and what kind of things can it do for you? We’ve got a quick breakdown below.
Why Is High Humidity a Problem?
Most people know that high humidity fosters the growth of mold and bacteria in your home, which is enough of a reason to address the situation in a serious fashion. But most people don’t understand how it affects our bodies directly. When there’s too much moisture in the air, the sweat on our skin won’t evaporate, which is our body’s main way of keeping cool. That makes it feel hotter than it actually is, forcing your air conditioner to work harder than it should to cool us off. Air conditioners can also be overwhelmed by the process of dehumidifying the air, which they do by default but aren’t formally set up for. That in turn increases the risk of a larger breakdown, as well as raising your monthly cooling rates.
Dehumidifiers Remove Those Issues
The dehumidifier isn’t all that different from the air conditioner, since lowering the temperature causes moisture in the air to coalesce into droplets. (The effect is similar to the formation of dew in the early hours of the morning.) The only difference is that it’s more concerns with removing the moisture and storing it in a proper containment tank than getting a comfortable temperature. Not only will it make the air more comfortable, but it will reduce the strain on your air conditioner to boot.
Call Cooling Unlimited today for help with dehumidifiers in your home.