While air conditioners contain components that actually help to control humidity levels in the air, most experts recommend a separate whole-house dehumidifier for adequate moisture control instead. When you run your air conditioner, a blower fan blows the warm indoor air over the inside evaporator coil. As refrigerant evaporates in the coil, the coil becomes cool, and any water droplets in the warm air collect on the coil as condensation, much like when you leave a cool glass of water outside on a hot day. But you would have to run your air conditioner for a very long time in order to control moisture in a home where humidity levels are high, which is an inefficient way to manage the problem.
Whole-home humidifiers help to improve the indoor air quality in Savannah homes and offer many other benefits as well. The friendly technicians at AAction Air detail these benefits here.
How Mold Affects Indoor Air Quality
High levels of moisture in the air are common in our climate, which is why you’ll often hear people complaining about feeling hot and sticky even when the weather outside seems otherwise temperate. But beyond this, excess moisture in the air leads to mold and can even increase the amount of dust mites and pests in the home. This means that anyone in the home who suffers from allergies or asthma can suffer, but a whole-house dehumidifier can improve this problem throughout the house by eliminating ideal conditions for mold and pests to thrive.
Apart from the health benefits that go along with purchasing a dehumidifier, the following reasons may also lead you to purchasing a whole-house unit.
- Make everyone in the home feel more comfortable. When you choose a whole-house dehumidifier over a small portable unit, everyone in the home feels more comfortable, not just the people in a particular room or area.
- Reduce potential damage to the structure of the home. The home may suffer structural damage if too much moisture warps the wood or makes the walls deteriorate.
- Keep appliances from rusting. Appliances rust when iron, oxygen, and water meet, and the only factor you can really control to keep this from occurring is the moisture in the air.
Call AAction Air for professional installation of dehumidifiers or any of several other systems to control your home’s indoor air quality in Savannah today!