Humidity, air conditioning, comfort… All of these concepts are intertwined and you’ll never achieve control of one without the control of the others. For instance, an air conditioner provides a minor amount of dehumidification, but it’s not intended to remove great amounts of moisture from the air. Likewise, your home won’t feel comfortable if it’s only dry, or only cooler, since both humidity and temperature control work hand in hand.
So, as the summer months are right around the corner, it’s time to talk about dehumidification. Regardless of where you stand, we’d like to talk about why a whole-home dehumidifier in Sarasota, FL might be absolutely perfect for your house. When combined with your powerful air conditioner and temperature control, your home will be as comfortable and energy-efficient as possible.
Keep reading and don’t forget to call us if you think a whole-home dehumidifier is right for you.
Why Humidity Matters
Humidity is important because it’s usually what makes temperatures feel hotter than they are. If you’ve ever been outside on an 80 degree day that’s dry, compared with an 80 degree day that’s humid, the difference is as clear as can be.
Humidity can make it hard for sweat to evaporate from our skin. This means we’re constantly feeling sticky and moist, which also makes us feel hotter. The evaporation of sweat is one of the best ways our body can cool down, and when this process is inhibited, it can be easy to overheat and suffer from heat stroke.
The dryer your indoor air is, the easier it will be for your skin to remain dry and cool, and it will actually feel cooler than it is!
Coupling a Dehumidifier with an Air Conditioner
When you’ve got both a whole-home dehumidifier and an air conditioner running in your home, you’ll feel much more comfortable at a lower price. Your AC most likely won’t need to be repaired as much because it’s not being stressed out and overworked trying to remove more humidity from the air. Your air conditioner can actually focus on temperature control, which is what it’s designed to do!
Don’t Settle for Less
Portable dehumidifiers might sound like a good idea when you look at the price tag, but they never provide the results you want. For starters, they don’t give you the precise humidity control that a whole-home dehumidifier does. A portable dehumidifier is just going to dehumidify your indoor air to the best of its ability, and you don’t really have a say in that process. With a whole-home system, you can specifically set your humidity level to a certain percentage, and enjoy the benefits of perfectly treated air.
Also, homeowners like to think that their air conditioner will dehumidify the air inside their homes, but that’s not the best plan either. Your AC will be more stressed and won’t last as long if it’s busy trying to dehumidify your air as well as cool it down.
It’s time to nip your humidity problems in the bud by calling Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc. Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970.