If you’ve lived in Lakeland for at least a year, you know that summer (as well as spring and parts of the fall) can become very humid. Here are some hard numbers to tell you how humid: the upper range of relative humidity during the year is in August, where it reaches 93%! Considering that 40% humidity is considered a “comfortable” level, that’s an astonishingly unpleasant level of moisture trapped in the air. But even during April through July, the humidity regularly climbs into the high 80%s every 3 days out of 4.
In other words, you should invest in installing at whole-house dehumidifier in Lakeland.
Bring down the stifling humidity levels in your home by calling Air Conditioning Experts today to arrange for a fast and effective dehumidifier installation.
The advantages of a dehumidifier
- Comfort: Once humidity climbs over 60%, it starts to make warm temperatures feel warmer. This isn’t because the extra moisture in the air is raising the temperature; it’s due to the moisture making it more difficult for the human body to release heat through perspiration. Sweat evaporates slower in a humid environment, and so more heat remains trapped in your body, making you feel hotter. A powerful whole-house dehumidifier will balance out the humidity level by absorbing the air moisture, making you feel cooler.
- Energy savings: There’s a second benefit that comes with improved comfort. The cooler you feel during the summer, the less you will need to run your AC. You can expect to have the air conditioner blasting all the time during 80%+ humidity. Using a dehumidifier to lower the relative humidity to 50% can mean reducing your cooling costs by a third.
- Better health: Aside from making you feel less hot, a dehumidifier will improve health conditions in your home. Humidity allows for the easy spread and growth of a number of viruses. It also encourages the development of mold that can release toxic spores into the air. Balanced humidity removes a breeding ground for sickness from your home.
- Less water damage: Excess moisture in the air isn’t good for your furnishings either. The same mold and mildew that can threaten your health will also threaten building material, eating through drywall, causing wood rot, and making paint and wallpaper peel.
You’ll enjoy life more during the summer in Lakeland, FL with a dehumidifier working to keep your air moisture balanced. It takes a professional installer to make sure that you have the right system in your house to see that your air doesn’t become too dry (which can create as many problems as being too humid). Look to our skilled indoor air quality specialists at Air Conditioning Experts for the dehumidifier service you need.