Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Dehumidifier Installation’

Is Humidity Hurting My Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Humidity does not directly hurt your air conditioner, but it’s not great for it either. It’s even worse for the health of your indoor air!

Humidity is excess moisture that comes alongside our warmer temperatures in the summer, making it feel hotter than it actually is outside. The only way to dissipate humidity is by lowering the temperature, so homeowners often set their thermostats as low as they’ll go.

Unfortunately, all this is doing is causing your air conditioner to run longer than it should have to in order to keep your household cool, and it’s really not doing an effective job of eliminating humidity in the meantime. Read on to learn more!

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Don’t Let Excess Humidity Get You Down

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

woman-using-fan-to-cool-downWith temperatures finally on a cooling trend, it’s almost time to shut down our air conditioners for the season and turn our attention to maintaining our heaters to ensure they’re ready for winter. In the meantime though, we’re still dealing with the warmer temps, as well as humidity that makes it feel even warmer.

Have you ever considered the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier? This system works with your air conditioner, increasing the quality of your indoor air to make you and your family more comfortable. Many homeowners use portable dehumidifiers around their home, but this just isn’t the same when it comes to efficiency. You’d do well to consider a whole-house approach to dehumidification, for improved comfort, better air quality, and energy savings. Keep reading to learn how eliminating humidity in your home can benefit you.

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Improve Your Comfort with a Dehumidifier This Summer

Monday, May 16th, 2016

It may not be summer just yet, but warmer weather is certainly on its way. With that comes humidity that can make your indoor air quality worse than the outdoor air. Your home’s humidity levels should be between 30%–50%. Any higher than 50% is a problem as it leads to mold development and other issues.

Excess moisture can lead to many troubles for homeowners. In addition to being unsightly and inconvenient, mold can have a significant negative health impact on you and your family. The good news is, there is a solution. The solution lies in a whole-house dehumidifier, but is this right for your home?

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