A dehumidifier is an electrical device that helps remove water from the air. There are multiple sizes of dehumidifiers. You can get small stand-alone dehumidifiers to remove moisture from a damp room, such as a kitchen or laundry room. You can also get large dehumidifiers to remove water from multiple rooms. Suppose you want a dehumidifier to help remove damp from an entire house. In that case, you can add a dehumidifier to your HVAC system.
If you just need to remove moisture in a single room, you can purchase a stand-alone dehumidifier. Set it to the desired level, and it will work to remove humidity from the room. You can set some to auto drain out of a window or into a pipe. Others fill up a water tank, which you empty after it fills. These generators are a great choice if you consistently experience extra dampness in a particular room. Clients have had great success in enclosed patios and porches, mudrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.
However, if you are concerned about moisture levels throughout your home, you want a whole-house dehumidifier. These systems are integrated into your HVAC system and work to remove humidity from all of the air in your home. They are great at improving the overall comfort level in your home. They also help reduce your risk of developing moisture-related issues throughout your homes, such as mold and mildew.
Anyone can add a dehumidifier to their system if they just want less moisture in the air at home.
However, there are some reasons that people might need a dehumidifier in their homes.
You may have noticed that the warmer you keep your home in the summer, the moister the air feels. That is not just an illusion. First, the warmer the air is, the more moisture it can hold. If you take the same air and make it colder, you may notice condensation on the windows, walls, or ceiling because the air cannot hold all the water. Second, air conditioners work by removing moisture from the air. The colder you keep the room, the more moisture is removed from the air. That is also why a 72 degree home may feel perfectly comfortable on an average day but stuffy and warm on a very humid day.
You know that a dehumidifier reduces the humidity in your home. What does that mean for you?
One of Crew Heating & Air Conditioning’s HVAC technicians will come out to inspect your home. After discussing your current heating and cooling usage, looking for any damp-related issues, and assessing your home’s size, we will give you a reliable estimate for a whole-home dehumidifier.