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How Does A Dehumidifier Work?



Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature isn’t the only responsibility your HVAC system has. It is also tasked with ridding your home of excess humidity. And for a home in Florida, controlling indoor humidity can be a big job! Sometimes, your AC might need a little help combatting the muggy, moist air that sometimes infiltrates your home. This is where a dehumidifier comes into play.

Here’s more about how this nifty device works and all the benefits is comes with.

How a Dehumidifier Keeps You Comfortable

The dehumidification process is based on the principle that as air loses heat, it also loses its ability to retain moisture. When hot air comes in contact with a cool surface, it releases moisture. That’s why you often see condensation built up on soda cans, bathroom mirrors and car windows.

To remove moisture from the air, a dehumidifier uses these three simple steps:

1. A fan pulls air from the surrounding area into the device.

2. The air is passed over cooling coils, which use condensation to pull moisture from the air. The excess moisture drips into a reservoir.

3. The now less humid air is reheated and blown back into the room.

The Benefits of Maintaining Proper Indoor Humidity

Ideally, your home’s humidity level should remain between 30 and 50 percent. Several benefits come with achieving and maintaining this level. Here are just a few:

– Energy Savings: Humidity causes the air to feel thick and muggy, making us feel hotter and uncomfortable. When your home is less humid, you’ll feel cooler. That means you won’t have to exhaust your AC in order to stay cool, which could end up saving you money on your monthly energy bills.

– Protection for Your Valuables: Too much moisture in the air can harm many things in your home, from causing paint and wallpaper to peel, to warping photos and art, to damaging electronic devices. Incorporating a dehumidifier into your HVAC system can help you keep your valuables safe.

– Improved Indoor Air Quality: A home with too much humidity can become a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, which are no good for your indoor air quality. If you’ve noticed your home smells musty and like mildew, excess humidity is likely the cause. A dehumidifier can help keep your home’s air cleaner and healthier.

Say Goodbye to Excess Humidity Today!

There’s no reason for you family and your home to suffer the negative effects of excess indoor humidity! In addition to dehumidifiers, Sea Coast Air Conditioning offers a variety of ventilation and indoor air quality solutions to keep your air clean and comfortable. Learn more about our indoor air quality solutions or give us a call to schedule service today!

 

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