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How a Dehumidifier Helps Your Air Conditioner

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With summer around the corner, we’re all bracing ourselves for blistering temperatures and humid weather. Fortunately for many of us, we have homes and offices we can escape into when the weather outside gets to be too much. However, if your HVAC system is unable to be effective as it should be, the inside of your home or business can quickly become just as uncomfortable as the outside. One reason that this can happen is because the humidity in your home rises to a level that your HVAC system is unable to handle on its own. That’s why it’s important to have a whole-home dehumidifier at your disposal to combat high humidity in your home or business.

What’s a Dehumidifier?

A dehumidifier is pretty much what it sounds like. Dehumidifiers use fans to pull in moist air and push out dry air. The purpose of a dehumidifier is to remove excess moisture from air. Air that is excessively moist is an ideal environment for mold growth and dust mites. In addition, high humidity can make an environment extremely uncomfortable, which is not how you want to feel while you’re at home or work.

Signs My Home Needs a Dehumidifier

Depending on the level of humidity in your home or business, you may not be able to tell if you need a dehumidifier. Here are a few signs to help you determine if your home or business needs a dehumidifier:

  • Foggy/condensation covered windows
  • Allergies worse than normal
  • Feels stuffy inside your home or business
  • Water damage and stains show up on your walls and ceilings
  • You find mold growth throughout your business or home
  • Wooden furniture and surfaces in your home or business begin decomposing

A whole-home dehumidifier can help solve the issues above, and it can also help make your A/C more effective.

How Does a Dehumidifier Help My A/C Work Better?

While a dehumidifier sounds like a useful addition to any home, you may be wondering how a whole-home dehumidifier can help your air conditioner work better. If the humidity is low outside, an air conditioner can remove some moisture from your business or home’s air. However, as the humidity rises, your HVAC system becomes way less effective at removing moisture from the air and working as efficiently and effectively is it should.

In addition, when the humidity is high, moisture can build up inside A/C units, which can interfere with their components and result in your air conditioner working harder and less efficiently to keep your home or office cool. Also, the less efficiently an A/C system works, the less likely it will be able to maintain optimum temperatures throughout your home or business.

By installing a whole-home dehumidifier, you remove the burden that high humidity can put on your HVAC system, which allows it to control the temperature in your home efficiently and effectively. Meanwhile, your dehumidifier keeps your business or home’s humidity levels under control, so that your home or office remains comfortable 24/7.

Schedule an Appointment for Dehumidifier Services Today!

Many people don’t realize that a dehumidifier is often the key to getting the most out of your air conditioner. Since 1989, Blazer Heating and Air has stayed on the cutting edge of HVAC repair and maintenance. We understand the important role that dehumidifiers play in helping air conditioning units work more effectively. Our technicians are licensed, certified, experienced, and always ready to help. We can help you add a dehumidifier to your HVAC system in a timeframe that works for you and without breaking the bank.

For more information about the benefits of hiring Blazer Heating and Air, check out our reviews.

Ready to install a dehumidifier in your home or office? Call us at (804) 277-2458 or contact us online today. Ask about our Spring specials and financing options! We’re available for emergency services 24/7.

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