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 drawback 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 bathroom. The bedsheets felt moist as well as clammy, as well as I distraught about bacteria as well as dust mites. I finally consulted a local Heating & Air Conditioning 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 component is not designed to regulate humidity. By increasing the thermostat, I was lowering the temperature in the condo but failing to get rid of the excess moisture. The Heating & Air Conditioning professional suggested 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 bi-weekly 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 definitely improved indoor air quality.