San Antonio heat can be real problem. It is a battle for many air conditioning systems to keep our homes comfortable during the long Texas summers. You can give your air conditioner some serious help with the use of a dehumidifier.
The heat, coupled with high humidity makes air inside a home feel warmer than it should. High, interior humidity levels makes our air feel more oppressive and heavy. It also does more than cause discomfort, high humidity can promote the growth of mold and mildew. It can cause your furniture, carpet or other household items to deteriorate more rapidly.
The air inside the home can smell cleaner and we tend to sleep better in an environment with lower humidity.
A whole-house dehumidifier mounts on the ducts of a home and reduces the dampness before it comes into the home. Removing it before it travels through the ducts depletes the moisture in the duct work that is necessary for the growth of mold and mildew colonies. Catching the dampness before it enters the home allows the items inside to begin the evaporation process and slows down deterioration.
Yet another great benefit of duct-mounted dehumidifier is energy savings. When the air inside is dryer, we can leave the air conditioning thermostat at a higher setting because we feel cooler in less humid air. Setting your A/C unit 2 degrees higher can produce energy savings of 4 to 6 percent.
More information about controlling humidity and breathing safer and healthier air can be found at our learning center. Keep cooler this summer and every summer and save energy dollars. Call us at Jon Wayne Heating and Air for more detailed answers on how a dehumidifier can help increase the air quality in your home.
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