It’s muggy around here! Frizzy hair and that familiar musty smell are pretty common at the moment. Humidity can cause problems for your body and for your home so it is a great idea to look into a dehumidifier!
How They Work
Dehumidifiers are appliances that remove excess moisture in the air. It can make a room less humid and get rid of that familiar muggy feeling. Dehumidifiers have evolved in recent years, but one still relies on some similar components to take care of this crucial job.
There’s the fan compressor, which pulls in air and brings it over the unit’s cooling coils. These coils, like their name implies, reduces the temperature of the air and removes moisture. Then a reheater makes the temperature of the air rise again right before it makes a return to your home or office. The last critical part is the reservoir or bucket. This gathers the moisture that’s been taken out of the air, so it needs to be emptied occasionally. Your dehumidifier will remove the moisture from the air and make your space more livable. If the inside of your home feels muggy or oppressive, it may be time to invest in one.
We’ve already outlined some of the problems that high humidity can cause. The main benefit of a dehumidifier is that it helps you fight back against problems like mold growth and damage to your home. In addition to avoiding expensive damage to your home, a dehumidifier can also help protect something else. We’re talking about your air condition system.
At Day and Nite Plumbing and Heating, air conditioning is one of our many specialties. A dehumidifier can complement your air condition system and help ensure that it lives a longer life. When the heat feels oppressive in the summer, some might decide to just crank up the air conditioning. Sometimes the problem isn’t the temperature though. It’s the humidity.
Getting a dehumidifier can help you with humidity problems and stop you from overworking your A/C. Your equipment will last longer thanks to the reduction in stress and your power bills will drop because you aren’t overtaxing your air conditioning system. To beat the heat you might need to purchase a dehumidifier.
Since 1954, Day & Nite Plumbing & Heating, a family owned and operated company, has been meeting the plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning needs of homeowners and businesses in Seattle and the surrounding areas. Whether you have a plumbing emergency, or you need a heating and cooling home comfort system, “Do it Right! Call them anytime “Day or Nite”. Be sure to browse here for in-depth answers to homeowner’s top plumbing and heating questions, or send your own questions directly to the expert.