What is the value of a dehumidifier add-on to my HVAC unit?
Floridians live in the state with the second-highest RH (relative humidity) in the U.S. at 74%. But, you already knew that. You feel it every day. That is why a dehumidifier add-on may be a good idea for your AC system.
RH is the amount of water vapor in the air compared to the amount the air can hold. While we cannot change how heavy and wet the air outside feels, we can change the air quality in our homes. Read on to find out what a dehumidifier add-on from Veterans AC and Heat can do for you.
3 Ways a Dehumidifier Add-on Can Help
At Veterans AC and Heat, we believe many Florida residents in the communities we serve would benefit from the addition of a dehumidification unit in their home. Dehumidifiers remove a whopping six to 12 gallons of water daily. If that’s not enough, here are three more reasons why we at Veterans AC suggest a dehumidifier add-on for your Florida home.
It Supports Respiratory Health
Respiratory health has been a growing concern for years now. An alarming number of children and adults diagnosed with asthma and allergies indicates our air quality needs assistance. With a dehumidifier, you can breathe easier without so much moisture in the air. Drier air is also less susceptible to allergens like dust mites, mold, and mildew.
Preventing Damage to your Home
When mold grows, it attracts pests such as termites and dust mites. A dehumidification system will help keep them away and prevent the damage they can cause. It can also help to increase the life span of your clothes and furniture. Wood furniture hates moisture. With mildew and mold growth, the damage can be irreversible, making repairs to the areas invasive and costly.
Saving Your System and Money
An efficiently running HVAC system means two types of savings to your bottom line. First, drier air is cooler, so you won’t have to run your AC as often. Second, that puts less strain on your HVAC system, increasing the life of your unit.
Just the Facts
In the best-case scenario for health and comfort, people need a humidity level of 30-50%. However, when the air has too much moisture, we get all clammy. The humidity in the air sticks to our skin, preventing the body from cooling the way it should. The result? We feel hotter, irritable, and uncomfortable. Yes, we are used to it here in Florida. But let’s face it, no one wants that.
Most people feel comfortable in a home running the AC at 78° when there is a dehumidifier on the HVAC unit. That is a substantial lowering of energy costs. If you could extend the life of your AC and the things inside your home, all while feeling cooler, you would, right?
Let Veterans AC and Heat Determine Your Dehumidifier Add-on Needs
At Veterans AC and Heat, we believe a dehumidifier add-on is the right solution for some homes needing the drier air. If you find yourself nodding yes while reading all about the system, you should take the time to set up an appointment for a consultation.
The friendly professionals at Veterans AC and Heat will measure your home’s humidity, check your current HVAC system, and recommend the unit you may want to consider.
Our family-owned business has been serving the Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, and Dunedin communities for a combined 50 years. Your comfort is our priority.
Partner with Veterans for your HVAC maintenance and service. And, if you feel you may benefit from a dehumidifier, contact us now.
Don’t Delay; your comfort awaits!