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How To Use a Dehumidifier to Help Your Air Conditioner

How To Use a Dehumidifier to Help Your Air Conditioner

While other parts of the country get ready to turn on their heaters, we’re still sweltering over here in Florida. Particularly lately, with our humidity making temperatures feel 10+ degrees hotter than it actually is outside. Did you know that your air conditioning system can help dehumidify your home? This works because the evaporator coil in the inside cabinet removes heat and moisture, which gathers along the coil and drips down into a pan and drainage system.

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Even if you did know this little fact, what you may not be aware of is the fact that your AC system’s dehumidifying power is very limited—rarely enough to make your home noticeably more comfortable or to protect it from the dangers of excess moisture. Air conditioning systems aren’t designed specifically to dehumidify. Rather, you need to have a whole-house dehumidifier installed into your ventilation system.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of this system and how it can actually help your air conditioner.

The Function of a Dehumidifier

The main purpose of a dehumidifier is to make your home’s occupants more comfortable when they’re indoors. When humidity is lower, the human body can easily release heat, through sweat. When the moisture level is too high, this is not possible, and therefore you feel hotter than you would otherwise.

How Dehumidifiers Can Help Your Air Conditioning System

A dehumidifier helps your home to feel cooler. As a result, you won’t need to run your air conditioner as much, or you can set the thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps your AC system to run more efficiently, resulting in both energy and monetary savings for you.

In areas such as ours, with very high humidity, the comfort resulting from the power of a properly installed dehumidifier will be sufficient enough that you can cut your air conditioning use by as much as 30%. This will lead to significant savings for you. And even though it does require energy to run a dehumidifier, there’s significantly less used than there would be for an air conditioner.

For expert dehumidifier installation in Land O’ Lakes, FL, contact IERNA’s Heating & Cooling today.