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Don’t Let High Humidity Cause Problems This Summer

kids-with-dogWhen the heat of summer is at its peak here in Georgia, the word “uncomfortable” really does not even begin to describe it. Of course, residents in this area know that it is not just the heat alone that fuels our discomfort in the summer. It is also the humidity. A dry, arid heat is far more tolerable than heavy, muggy hot air, but these conditions are really just a fact of life around here. Fortunately for you, a whole-house dehumidifier in Cedartown, GA can help you to maintain a very comfortable environment in your home.

The benefits of using a whole-house dehumidifier are many. Unlike small, portable dehumidifiers, however, a whole-house dehumidifier is going to need to be professionally installed and integrated into your HVAC system. You need to know that this job is done right if you want to enjoy the best performance possible from your home comfort and IAQ systems. That is why you should leave your dehumidifier installation to us.

Why Is High Humidity a Problem?

For a number of different reasons. First and foremost is that high humidity levels are definitely going to have an adverse effect on your overall comfort. No, added humidity in the air is not going to actually make the temperatures hotter, exactly. However, it can definitely make your body feel hotter in the summer heat. This is because excess humidity in the air surrounding your body impedes the evaporation of sweat off of your skin. That evaporation is your body’s natural cooling process, and if it cannot take place successfully then your comfort is going to be in trouble.

High humidity levels can cause a lot of problems for your property, as well. Excess humidity can lead to wood rot, for instance. It can also cause wooden fixtures and floorboards to swell and crack. Dampness caused by high humidity can lead to water staining on your carpets or along the bottom of your walls, and can also create ideal conditions for biological pollutants, including viruses, mold, and bacteria to thrive.

Now, your air conditioner actually dehumidifies the air somewhat as it runs. However, this is not it’s primary objective. Not only will running your AC alone fail to dehumidify your air effectively, but running it in very humid conditions can put a lot of unnecessary strain on the system and drive up your energy costs. Pairing your central AC with a whole-house dehumidifier helps you to avoid such problems.

Why Choose a Whole-House System?

Whole-house dehumidifiers are definitely better for dehumidifying an entire house than a portable unit is. You’d have to invest in multiple room dehumidifiers, or move one around constantly, to dehumidify your house successfully. Not only is this inconvenient, but these devices, while they have their uses in certain applications, also cost more to do a lesser job in dehumidifying the house.

With a whole-house dehumidifier, you can use the humidistat controls to ensure that you are not drying out the air in your home excessively. You don’t have to worry about re-positioning the system, and it will cycle on and off as needed. Live in the comfort that you deserve with an expertly installed whole-house dehumidifier.

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