Summers in Fredericksburg, TX are plenty hot and a good air conditioner is an absolute necessity in this part of the world. But that’s only part of the story. In addition to high temperatures, the humidity in this part of the world is usually through the roof, and while air conditioning can somewhat address this issue, the increased strain can lead to big problems. A whole-house dehumidifier, on the other hand, can solve the problem the right way, and help ease the stress on your system in the bargain.
How it Works
Humidity is usually measured in terms of relative humidity: a percentage ranging from active rain (100%) to no moisture in the air at all (0%). When relative humidity rises above 50%, it prevents the sweat from evaporating off of your skin, which is our body’s natural way of cooling off. The air thus feels hotter, and the air conditioner needs to work harder to do its job. In addition, the high humidity can foster the growth of mold and bacteria.
A dehumidifier works by lowering the temperature of the air, causing the ambient moisture to coalesce into a liquid form, and be collected in a drain pan or similar component. As it runs, it gradually pulls the moisture out of your home and restores hhumidity levels to normal.
Air conditioners are designed to provide precise temperatures of cool air, which is important, but doesn’t directly address the issue of high humidity. Dehumidifiers can remove that excess strain, which means lower bill and a much smaller risk of a breakdown. Furthermore a more comfortable home means getting rid of that stale, manky feeling in the air, as well as reducing the amount of mold and bacteria circulating throughout your home.
The experts at D’Spain and install and maintain a dehumidifier for your home!