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The Benefits of a Whole-House Dehumidifier

Here in Cary, dehumidifiers are almost as vital as air conditioners in keeping your home comfortable. North Carolina summers are as muggy as they come, which has a big impact on our overall comfort levels. Human beings need relative humidity levels to stay between 30% and 50%. Otherwise, the sweat won’t evaporate off of our skin and our bodies don’t cool off. Your air conditioner performs a certain amount of dehumidifying duties as a part of its regular cycle. The benefits of a whole-house dehumidifier come with having a unit designed solely for that purpose, helping ease the strain on your regular air conditioner.

The cooling process in your AC involves a series of evaporator coils, which take in liquid refrigerant and revert it to a gaseous state. That process pulls heat from the air surrounding the coils: cooling it and allowing it to be blown into your home with a fan. That cooling process causes the moisture in the air to liquefy and condense on the sides of the coils, dehumidifying the air as a result. It can then be collected in a pan and removed from the system. It’s a nice side benefit to lowering the temperature, except that doing so costs the air conditioner energy and forces it to work harder to perform its primary function: cooling the air.

A whole-house dehumidifier can remove some of that strain on your AC unit, while ensuring that your air never gets too muggy for comfort. It essentially uses the same method to remove the moisture from the air, save that a dehumidifier’s components are specifically made for that purpose and perform the job much more efficiently. Not only does it ease the burden on your air conditioner, but it also improves indoor air quality by ensuring that your home remains free of muggy air no matter how sultry it gets outside.

If you’re interested in the benefits of a whole house dehumidifier or in need of other HVAC services in Cary, NC, call on Raleigh Heating & Air for help. We operate in Cary, dehumidifiers are one of our standard products, and we can help you determine the right model for your home before performing the installation with courtesy and pride. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!

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