But What About a Dehumidifier?

Mold growing on ceiling

Simply walking outside in south Florida can sometimes feel like entering a sauna due to the high humidity. Many homeowners assume that their air conditioner removes the humidity from the air—which it does, to a degree.

Removal of excess moisture in the air is a secondary function of the system as it conditions the air…a byproduct of its primary purpose, if you will. However, the primary function of a dehumidifier is to permanently remove excess moisture from the air and leave your home as comfortable as possible.

Advantages of Whole House Dehumidifier

  • Greater comfort at home. Generally speaking, people are most comfortable with relative humidity between 30% and 50%. If it’s too humid, our bodies have a harder time performing natural cooling processes, leaving us hot and uncomfortable.
  • Lower energy bills. Moisture-filled air is more difficult to treat and cool, so a home with less humidity requires a lot less energy to keep cool. This is especially true in humid climates, like south Florida.
  • Better health. Moisture provides a safe haven for mold and fungal growth, so by removing the moisture, the risk for mold growth is minimized, ensuring a healthier home and better air quality.

Disadvantages of Whole House Dehumidifier

  • Living where we do, the primary disadvantage of a whole house dehumidifier is the up-front cost. The purchase and installation of a whole house dehumidifier can add up quickly—but like any major purchase, it’s important to do a cost-benefit analysis and determine if it’s the best option for your home and budget.

If you’re thinking of installing a whole home dehumidifier, call American Air Cares today to fully explore your options.  We are licensed, insured and our professionals are here to help you with any questions you have about air conditioning service in Port St. Lucie. Additionally, we are a family-owned and operated business with more than 20 years of industry experience. We guarantee quality services.