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Reasons to Consider Whole-House Dehumidifiers

Friday, March 6th, 2015

It’s no secret that humidity is a big part of Florida weather, which is why having a good, reliable air conditioner is so important. However, even a new air conditioner can sometimes struggle with our humidity levels. If this is something you’ve seen in your Lutz home, you may want to consider the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier. A dehumidifier can help take the stress off your air conditioning system, but professional installation is the key. The air conditioning experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling have been helping customers in the Tampa area for over a decade, so if you are looking for a whole-home solution for your excess humidity, call us today!

Why Install a Whole-Home Dehumidifier?

There are a few reasons to consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier:

Allergies

Do you have allergy sufferers in your home? Mold and mildew love excess humidity, because these contaminants thrive in moist environments, and unfortunately, they can seriously agitate allergy sufferers. Another contaminant that loves excess humidity is dust mites. Dust mites also thrive in moist environments. Allowing a whole-home dehumidifier to remove the excess moisture can help improve the comfort and health of you and your family, especially those who are allergic.

Comfort

Humidity holds heat, which is why it feels sticky and uncomfortable both in the air and on your skin. When you combine humidity with air conditioning, you get a cold, clammy feeling instead of a cool, dry feeling. The whole reason to have whole-house air conditioning is to be comfortable during the summer months, so don’t let excess humidity deprive you of this comfort.

Preserve Wood and Other Products

Excess humidity can cause wood to rot, including wood inside your home, and mold and mildew to develop on furniture, linens, photos and other materials. If left to mold and/or rot, these products can be destroyed. Removing the excess humidity from the atmosphere helps preserve these items in your home.

Less Stress on Your AC

When there is excess moisture in the air, your AC has to work harder to achieve the set temperature on your thermostat. This is because when there is excess moisture in the air, your AC has to remove more heat and more moisture. A whole-house dehumidifier helps remove the excess moisture, taking this extra stress off your AC.

Excess humidity can cause a lot of problems for you, your family, your home and your AC system.

If you’d like to see what a whole-house dehumidifier can do for your home in Lutz, call the experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

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