Residents of North Carolina are all too familiar with humidity. With spring already upon us and summer following soon enough, homeowners will look to their air conditioners to get relief from the hot and sticky temperatures. What if there was more you could do though?
The answer is a dehumidifier. Ideally, your home’s relative humidity level should between 30-50%. If it’s higher, you’ll find that your home is uncomfortable. More than that though, it’s unhealthy and does not contribute to your air conditioner’s efficiency. We’ve highlighted some ways that a dehumidifier can improve your indoor air quality, and benefit you, below.
Improve Your Health
If you or your family members suffer from allergies or asthma, too much humidity can actually aggravate your symptoms. This is because it encourages the development of mold and mildew. These can make even a healthy person ill. However, a dehumidifier keeps your air at a reasonable humidity level to protect your family’s health.
When there is too much excess moisture, your body cannot sweat and cool itself down. This is because the humidity prevents you from doing so. This is why humid days feel so much worse than any other day at the same temperature. Dehumidification helps you feel more comfortable at the same temperature, allowing you to keep your thermostat at a higher setting.
As mentioned above, a dehumidifier will allow you to set your thermostat higher while still keeping cool. Therefore, your energy usage will be reduced and your monthly electricity bill won’t be as high. Additionally, running your air conditioner less helps the environment. Lastly, your air conditioner won’t need to work as hard to cool your home since you’ll be setting the thermostat higher, thus extending your system’s lifespan.
For dehumidifier installation Waynesville, NC, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems LLC today!