Heat and humidity pretty much go hand-in-hand when it comes to Georgia summers. Air conditioning offers relief and comfort from this combination as it removes both from your indoor air and replaces it with cool, dry, conditioned air.
Your AC is built with the capability to remove normal levels of humidity, but when it is excessively humid, or humid for long periods of time, it can be a challenge for your air conditioner to keep up. One solution to help with excessive humidity is a whole-house dehumidifier in Kennesaw.
Not every dehumidifier is the same, which is why it’s important to call professionals like South Air, Inc., when considering the addition of a dehumidifier to your air conditioning system.
How Does a Whole-House Dehumidifier Work?
A whole-house dehumidifier is installed as part of your air conditioning system. It works by drawing the warm, humid air from your indoors over a cold coil, which condenses the moisture (humidity) into liquid; the water is removed via a drain pipe. Dry air then passes over a warm coil and is added back into your system, fully dehumidified.
What Are the Benefits of Installing a Dehumidifier?
- Improved comfort – when too much humidity is in the air, it holds heat. When you combine cool air with humidity, you get cool and clammy rather than cool and dry. A dehumidifier removes the excess humidity from the air so that you feel cool, dry and comfortable.
- Better energy efficiency – extra humidity means your air conditioner has to work harder to achieve the cooling you want. Whenever your air conditioner works harder, it needs more energy – energy you have to pay for. A dehumidifier lessens the load of work your air conditioner has to do by removing excess humidity. This can help lower your energy bills, particularly during long periods of high humidity.
- Deterrent to mold and mildew growth – mold and mildew thrive in cool, moist environments. Not only are mold and mildew bad for the allergy sufferers in your home, they can damage furniture, linens, books and photographs. Removing the excess humidity helps reduce the chance of mold and mildew developing.
For over 10 years, South Air, Inc., has helped multiple customers improve their indoor comfort and health with the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier in Kennesaw. Interested in finding out more? Call South Air, Inc., today and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.