As an air conditioning service in Camden County, it is important for us to help ensure that all of our customers are comfortable. Even though most air conditioners do a great job of removing most of the humidity from the air inside a home, sometimes it is not enough. Also, just like having too little humidity can be harmful to a person’s health, too much humidity can cause problems—often many problems that go unseen.
So, what can aid an air conditioner in ridding your home of moisture?
Well, this nifty electrical appliance is called a dehumidifier.
What is a dehumidifier?
A dehumidifier, which can come in all shapes and sizes, is an appliance that does one job—remove moisture from anywhere inside a home or commercial building where moisture has become an issue.
How can you tell if you need a dehumidifier?
There are numerous signs that could indicate you need a dehumidifier, and here are just a few:
You are still sweating, but your AC unit is “a-ok!”
One obvious way to tell that you need a dehumidifier is if you are still sweating, even if the air conditioner is running at full blast. If a technician discovers that there is NOTHING wrong with your unit, and you are still sweating, a dehumidifier is likely needed. Also, many air conditioning units will run even more effectively if there is a dehumidifier present.
Mold or mildew is present.
If you didn’t know, mold and mildew grow the best in humid and moist conditions. Therefore, it is especially important to have a dehumidifier if you live in an area that sees a lot of rain, or have mold spots in a room such as your bathroom. Having a dehumidifier will only help your situation by making your bathroom or home less of an opportune environment for mold/mildew to grow.
The indoor air quality is okay, but it could be better.
An air conditioner’s job is to improve indoor air quality. If you want to make it even better and help family members and guests suffering from respiratory ailments or allergies breathe easier, buy a dehumidifier. Allergens cling to moisture, so if you have a dehumidifier in the individual’s room, he or she will have even less of a chance of having an allergic reaction.
Remember when you buy a new home to have it inspected for water damage! Also, check for water damage regularly!
In the end, if you want both the air conditioner and the dehumidifier to do their jobs to the best of their abilities, you should be on the lookout for water damage. If you have water damage in your home or business, it will be hard for both appliances to remove all of the humidity from your house or commercial building.
Do you think that your air conditioner is not working correctly? Do you believe that you need a dehumidifier? Before you invest in a dehumidifier, give Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling a call. We offer air conditioning service in Burlington County and many other areas throughout South Jersey.