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Can a Dehumidifier Keep You Cool?

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

In the summertime, a dehumidifier offers major relief. This is when humidity levels are typically at their highest, after all, and a dehumidifier may be just what you need. But how, exactly, does this work? Can a dehumidifier really keep you cooler?

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Allergies Acting Up? You May Benefit from an Indoor Air Quality System

Monday, July 20th, 2015

You allergies just won’t seem to ease up this year, and you’ve tried pill after pill to improve the situation. But have you considered the benefits of an indoor air quality system? Many people try and try again to treat their allergy symptoms, when a better solution may be to change their environments. You spend about 90% of your time indoors, where the air quality is usually lower than the air outside. This is a good reason to consider one of the following.

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Humidity and Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, April 27th, 2015

When the air outside feels so much hotter than the weather report indicates, it’s usually because of the humidity. When it’s hot and humid outside, your body cannot cool down the way it naturally does. Normally, your body sweats to cool down, and you feel cooler as sweat evaporates. But sweat cannot evaporate quickly when there is too much moisture in the air.

When you go indoors and turn on your air conditioner, you feel cooler not only because the AC removes heat from the air and sends cool air through the vents, but also because it removes moisture from the air. In fact, some of the first air conditioners were invented mainly with humidity control in mind.

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Why You Need a Dehumidifier in Lakeland

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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.

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