It’s no secret that our summers can be hot and humid. While your air conditioning system dehumidifies as part of the cooling process, we can have stretches of humid weather that goes on for days. When this kind of prolonged period of high humidity sets in, your air conditioner will be challenged to keep up with demand and adequately cool your home. But there is one way you can help yourself and your AC: install and use a whole home dehumidifier.
How It Helps
Humidity holds heat. This is why it makes the cooling process so much more difficult. A whole home dehumidifier helps both you and your air conditioner by removing the excess moisture from your indoor air before it can cycle into your system’s air flow. This means pre-dehumidified air is the only air entering your AC system, giving your AC a leg up on the cooling process.
So how does pre-dehumidification help you and your air conditioning unit? Here are some of the ways:
- Increases energy efficiency – when the burden is lifted from your air conditioning system to do all the dehumidification, it doesn’t have to work as hard; in turn, your AC uses less energy to operate.
- Decreases stress on the system – working for days on end with high humidity levels puts a great deal of stress on your air conditioning system; working with dehumidified air means your system can operate normally, lessening the effects of wear and tear.
- Increases comfort levels – too much humidity inside your home can make your air conditioning feel cool and clammy rather than cool and dry. The extra dehumidification provided by your whole home dehumidifier means your air will be dry and comfortable.
A whole house dehumidifier is integrated into your existing AC system, so it’s imperative to work with trained specialists who can do the job right. The experts at DB Heating & Cooling are those trained specialists and we can help with your dehumidifier installation in Bergen County, NJ.