Do I Need a Dehumidifier When I Have an AC?

Monday, May 28th, 2018

flushed-man-before-fanIf you’ve lived through a summer here in Louisiana, you understand that humidity is a serious problem for comfort. Even mild warm days can feel like a blistering 90°F when the relative humidity level is high enough. The reason for this is that the higher moisture levels in the air trap heat inside the body, making it harder for it to release the excess heat through perspiring. Humidity causes other troubles as well: encouraging mold and mildew growth and causing water damage to surfaces.

But you have an air conditioner in your home, so that should take care of the humidity problem, right?

Well, not really. You may have heard that air conditioners are natural dehumidifiers, but there’s more to it than that.

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A Dehumidifier and Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, April 17th, 2017

woman-in-front-of-fanHow humid can it get here in Louisiana during the spring and summer? If you’ve already lived her for at least a single year, you know the answer is incredibly humid. The average daily high for humidity through most of the year is 90%, and it’s rare to dip below 50%. Humidity tends to reach its peak in October, but we don’t receive anything like a break from it during the summer. This is why having a dehumidifier installed in a home is so helpful.

But a dehumidifier—or at least a powerful and professionally installed whole-house dehumidifier—has some other uses as well. It can lead to improved indoor air quality for a household, as well protection for building material and personal possessions.

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How Does Too Much Humidity Affect Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Although temperatures have been relatively mild lately, warmer weather will be here soon enough. When it hits, humidity will come along with it. You’ll likely be turning on your air conditioning system shortly in order to get relief from the heat and stickiness. What if there was more you could do though?

Good news! There is: installing a dehumidifier is the ideal way to decrease your home’s relative humidity level, which should stay between 30%-50%. If it’s any higher than that you’ll find that your home is uncomfortable and your air conditioner does not work as efficiently as it should. We’ve discussed how too much humidity really affects your indoor air quality, as well as how a dehumidifier can help, below.

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