The Who, What, Where, When, How and Why About Dehumidifiers - From United A/C Repair in South Florida
When you live in the tropical zone in places such as South Florida, you become semi-adjusted to things like humidity. If you’re running your AC unit constantly that can knock down the humidity quite a bit. While equipment such as fans helps, there are times that a dehumidifier will help. If you’re contemplating purchasing one of these units, this blog may help.
Who needs a dehumidifier? When the humidity gets over 50% it can start to breed nasty things like dust mites, mildew and mold. People that suffer from allergies and have breathing problems such as COPD and asthma should consider using a dehumidifier in their home. This is especially true for people that live close to large bodies of water, like the ocean or a lake.
What does it do? A dehumidifier takes out the excess moisture in the air. It helps to control the humidity and can make certain living areas much easier to breathe.
Where do I find them? Where do I place a dehumidifier? When it comes to places like a steam room or bathroom a dehumidifier can really be a solution. If you’re noticing things like mold spots or mildew building in these areas, be sure to have the mold removed from health issues and add a dehumidifier to this area to cut down the bad air circulation and moisture.
Our technicians at United AC and Refrigeration can make proper suggestions regarding the performance and maintenance of your AC unit.
When do I use a dehumidifier? If you notice a musty smell or a strong odor. It may be time to add one of these appliances to your home. Places like laundry rooms and basements are often culprits and in need of some additional protection to moisture exceeding normal levels. If you get out of bed in the morning and feel like you’ve been sweating all night, this may also be a good indication that you need to purchase one of these units. Whatever the case may be, remember you’re adding one of these for a more comfortable environment, but it’s also to give you a healthier environment.
How will I use it? Dehumidifiers are both portable and can be a permanent solution. Depending on the type of unit you have, will determine how you will use it. The right size is key to the room. If it’s a bigger room, it will require a unit that can handle the space. Dehumidifiers can accommodate up to 44 pints (20.8197 liters) per 24 hours in a space as large as 2,500 square feet (232.257 square meters).
Why is it important to have one? By incorporating a dehumidifier with your HVAC system, you will be creating a healthier environment, especially for those suffering from respiratory issues. You’ll be preventing dangerous things like mold and dust mites from invading your space, and you’ll find it to be a much more comfortable environment.
If you’re thinking about incorporating a dehumidifier with your current HVAC system, give us a call. Our experienced technicians can help find solutions you’re looking for before you invest the money.