Whole-home dehumidifiers eliminate Florida moisture
Heat is uncomfortable, but humidity is unbearable. The ideal humidity for one’s home is between 30-45%. But the average outdoor humidity in Florida is above 90%— Something needs to be done.
That’s where dehumidifiers come in.
They Prevent Damage to the Home From Water
There are countless ways that humidity can ruin aspects of your home. Areas of your home can become a mold breeding ground! Wood will rot and walls can become disfigured and weak. Mouldings and woodwork swell and then distort; from the dry wall to wooden fixtures, nothing is safe from its destruction.
Relieving Your Allergies
A humid in-home atmosphere is an ideal place for mold, mildew, dust mites and other biological pollutants to live and grow. Humid air is also considerably heavier and warmer than dry air causing it to weigh on your lungs. All these things combined make for a terrible living environment for people with asthma or allergies.
When mold grows indoors it may cause your family to sneeze, cough, be congested, and have an itchy throat and watery eyes. If you’re exhibiting symptoms of allergies out of nowhere a dehumidifier is right for you. It will remove excess moisture and provide you with cooler, more comfortable air.
Reducing the Strain on Your Air Conditioner
Your A/C itself is somewhat of a dehumidifier, but in this muggy Florida climate the air conditioner has a hard time handling it. As we learned before, humidity makes the air feel hotter. This causes people to lower the temperature on their A/C, making it work harder. This is where high humidity gets expensive.
Your HVAC system costs thousands of dollars and is inconvenient to have replaced. See about having a whole-home dehumidifier installed in your home this summer. It will surely save you money and preserve your family’s health in the long run. Contact Professional AC & Heating to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.