Kerrville, TX gets very muggy in the summer, and if you’ve lived here for any period of time, you’ve likely felt how uncomfortable it can make your home. Air conditioners deal with the problem on a de facto basis, but they’re not set up for such work, and their crude efforts to combat high humidity can elevate the stress and strain on it considerably. A dehumidifier installed in your home can do a great deal for you and your family. How does it help? Read on for the answers.
What High Humidity Means
Whenever relative humidity levels rise above 50% or so, there’s too much moisture in the air to let our sweat evaporate. That’s how our bodies keep cool, so if the sweat stays on our skin, we don’t cool down. The air feels hotter than it is and we feel clammy and gross. High humidity levels can also foster the growth of mold and bacteria in your home, and even damage your furnishings in extreme cases.
How Dehumidifiers Work
Air conditioners make do as dehumidifiers because the process is the same. By lowering the temperature of the air, they cause the ambient moisture to coalesce into droplets, reducing the humidity levels in the process. But air conditioners lack fine control and can’t often remove the condensate in the cases of very high humidity.
Dehumidifiers are tasked specifically to this cause. They can adjust their settings to the humidity levels of your choice, and their condensate collection components are built to handle the heaviest load. Not only can they make your home more comfortable and reduce the spread of mold and bacteria, but they can ease the strain on your air conditioner: helping it do its job more efficiently and lowering your monthly AC bill in the process.
If a dehumidifier sounds like a good fit for your home, call D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc. today!