“It’s not the heat. It’s the humidity.” We’ve all heard that before. And in Atlanta we live it every summer. But high indoor humidity can be a problem in cooler seasons too, especially spring.
April Showers Bring… Poor Indoor Air Quality
In the summertime, we depend on our air conditioning systems to keep our homes cool and comfortable. It does this by removing both heat and excess humidity. But in the spring, the temperatures outside are often not high enough to justify running the AC. And that means no humidity control.
Those cooler temperatures combined with spring rains can leave your home feeling damp and clammy. Along with being uncomfortable, excess humidity creates a host of indoor air quality problems:
- It promotes the growth of mold and mildew
- Unpleasant odors persist for longer
- Dust, pollen, and other allergens cling more tightly to surfaces, including bedding and furniture
- It provides the right conditions for dust mites to thrive
For people with allergies or other respiratory conditions, most of these humidity-related problems can make their conditions worse.
Spring – and Summer – Benefits of a Whole-House Dehumidifier
A whole-house dehumidifier removes excess moisture before it can saturate the air and permeate porous or absorbent materials, such as rugs and upholstery. The result is healthier indoor air quality and a more comfortable home, even when it’s too early to turn on the AC system.
But there’s no reason to stop using the dehumidifier once the temperatures rise and you’re running the air conditioner around the clock. Even though AC systems remove moisture from the air, Atlanta’s notorious humidity can be a challenge. A whole-house dehumidifier:
- Shares the burden of dealing with high humidity, reducing strain on the AC system
- Enables you to achieve indoor comfort at a higher thermostat setting
- Rids your home of excess moisture that’s beyond your AC’s capacity
Work with a Qualified Atlanta HVAC Company
The best way to ensure you get the right whole-house dehumidifier for your home is to work with an experienced, licensed heating and cooling company. Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling serves homeowners from Alpharetta and Atlanta to Waleska and White – and all points in between. Schedule an appointment today.
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