When I moved down south, I was completely unprepared for the excess humidity. I expected high uneven temperatures, & knew I’d rely heavily on a/c. I assumed that lowering the control component setting would deliver a comfortable living environment. Instead, I ended up overcooling the house, paying a fortune in electric bills, & still dealing with the negative effects of moisture. The a/c was running just about non stop, & yet there was condensation running down my windows. I continually battled the growth of mold & mildew on wood furnishings, window sills & in the washroom. The bedsheets felt moist & clammy, & I distraught about bacteria & dust mites. I finally consulted a local Heating, Ventilation, & A/C professional for help.
She explained that an a/c works by pulling heat out of the air & through the use of refrigerant, expels the heat outside. The device is not designed to regulate humidity. By decreasing the control unit, I was lowering the temperature in the lake house but failing to get rid of the excess moisture. The Heating, Ventilation, & A/C professional suggested that I invest in a whole-beach lake house dehumidifier. The dehumidifier installed into the air handler of the cooling system, where it draws moisture out of the air as it passes through. I’m able to regulate relative humidity levels to my preference. Since adding the dehumidifier, I’ve been able to raise the control unit, trim my monthly energy costs & greatly improve the comfort of the home. Plus, the lake house smells better, feels fresher & stays cleaner. Controlling humidity has absolutely improved indoor air conditions.