When I moved down south, I was completely unprepared for the excess humidity. I expected high temperatures, as well as knew I’d rely heavily on a/c. I assumed that lowering the thermostat setting would give a comfortable living environment. Instead, I ended up overcooling the house, paying a fortune in electric bills, as well as still dealing with the disadvantage effects of moisture. The a/c was running just about non stop, as well as yet there was condensation running down our windows. I continually battled the growth of mold as well as mildew on wood furnishings, window sills as well as in the washroom. The bedsheets felt moist as well as clammy, as well as I uneasy about bacteria as well as dust mites. I finally consulted a local Heating as well as A/C professional for help.
He explained that an a/c works by pulling heat out of the air as well as through the use of refrigerant, expels the heat outside. The equipment is not designed to regulate humidity. By decreasing the thermostat, I was lowering the temperature in the condo however failing to get rid of the excess moisture. The Heating as well as A/C professional requested that I invest in a whole-condo 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 our preference. Since adding the dehumidifier, I’ve been able to raise the thermostat, trim our daily energy bills as well as greatly improve the comfort of the home. Plus, the condo smells better, feels fresher as well as stays cleaner. Controlling humidity has entirely improved indoor air conditions.