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Should I Be Using a Whole-House Dehumidifier?

You don’t need us to tell you that Florida is an extremely hot place to live for much of the year. If you are running and running your air conditioner, and your home still doesn’t seem to be quite comfortable enough, you may want to consider the use of a whole-house dehumidifier. Chances are that you’ve heard someone proclaim that it’s not the heat, but the humidity, that is responsible for your discomfort. There is some truth in this, and an air conditioner alone just may not be enough to resolve issues with high humidity in your living space.

Why Is High Humidity Such a Problem?

If you think that high humidity levels only negatively affect your comfort, think again. Yes, excessive humidity in the air in your home is going to make it a less comfortable place to live than you deserve. Humid air really retains heat, and it can make your living room feel more like a hot swamp than a pleasant living area. However, there are other problems to consider, as well.

First of all, remember that biological pollutants tend to thrive in very humid areas. This means that excess humidity can actually put your health at risk. It can also promote mold growth, which you clearly want to avoid in your home.

High humidity levels can also overwhelm your air conditioner. Your AC may wind up working overtime, and you may see that reflected in your energy bills. Using a whole-house dehumidifier is the preferred method of avoiding and resolving such issues.

There are portable dehumidifiers, of course, but they are not ideal for whole-house applications. You’d either have to invest in and run multiple units, or move a single unit throughout the house. You’d also be emptying the water collection bin all the time. A whole-house dehumidifier is both more convenient and more effective.

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