Everyone turns on their air conditioners on a daily basis when summer rolls around, and in some areas that’s more than enough to maintain a comfortable indoor climate. Around here, however, humidity can make it much more difficult to keep comfortable. If you have a problem with humidity in your home, you should consider installing a dehumidifier. Let’s take a look at how a dehumidifier can correct your humidity imbalance, and help keep you cool throughout the summer months.
Problems with Humidity
Your body is mostly made of water, and that dictates how it interacts with the surrounding environment in many ways. For example, when your body tries to cool itself off, it releases sweat. When the sweat evaporates, it takes the heat from your body with it, which is what keeps you cool. High humidity raises the evaporation point of liquid, including sweat, which makes it more difficult for you to cool off. This is why humid days always seem warmer than dry days.
Humidity is also bad for your home, as it promotes mold growth. Several types of mold can be quite harmful, and can even cause life threatening conditions if inhaled in large enough quantities. So, it’s not a good idea to allow high humidity to continue unaddressed.
Benefits of Dehumidifiers
A dehumidifier is a device that removes the excess humidity from your air. It does this by cooling the air in your ducts below the dew point, siphoning moisture out of it. Then, it warms the air back to room temperature before releasing it into circulation. This allows the dehumidifier to correct humidity imbalances, without throwing off the climate control.
If you think you need a dehumidifier, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We install and service dehumidifiers throughout Chicago, IL.