Carrier Dehumidifier| Heating and Air Conditioning
Muggy hot humid summers are simply a part of life for many regions of the United States. For persons with heart and lung problems and a host of other disorders, humidity makes the heat not only hard to take but it can be downright deadly. For a healthy environment in these regions, dehumidification is necessary to control moisture and make your home a healthier and more comfortable place to be. You may be wondering how to tell if you need to have a Carrier dehumidifier installed. If any one of the following sounds like your home, you may need a whole-house dehumidifier added to your heating and air conditioning system.
- Rooms that smell musty or seem stuffy.
- If floors seem sticky or damp.
- If you have dust mites. The EPA recommends keeping your home’s relative humidity between 30-50% to prevent dust mite infestations. Utilizing the 50% level will provide the most energy efficient use of a dehumidifier.
- If you have wood floors, molding and trim or furniture warping or rotting.
- If you find yourself sweating in your home even when temperatures are normal.
- If you have sticky skin in the summer or damp clammy skin in the winter.
- If you have an insect infestation.
- If you have you noticed condensation on windows, mirrors, glass doors, cold drinks or pipes.
Excess moisture in the home can lead to mold and mildew and will aggravate health problems in those with asthma, allergies, lung problems and other health conditions. Some molds can make even healthy people sick. Excess humidity also promotes the growth of bacteria in the home. Simply stated, excess humidity can make you sick.
Your home’s heating and air conditioning system provides some dehumidification as a by-product of cooling. This is what you are seeing exit your home through the condensate drain to the outside. However, air conditioning’s primary objective is to control temperature, and when humidity gets high it can’t control the excess humidity.
This is where a Carrier whole house dehumidifier comes in, solving the excess moisture problems. Humidity makes the temperature feel hotter than it really is, and when you make the AC run more because you are uncomfortable, you really just add cool to clammy. Removing the excess humidity enables you to run the ac less, saving on energy and maximizing on comfort.
A whole house dehumidifier is typically installed to augment your homes heating and air conditioning system and monitors your home with automatic sensors and provides humidity control. They operate quietly and maintenance is as simple as cleaning the filter. A dehumidifier also provides the benefit of fresh air ventilation assisting with indoor air pollution.
Whole House or Portables
Excess humidity isn’t confined to one room of your house. Portable dehumidifiers only operate in one area, not your entire home, and take up part of your living space. Portable dehumidifiers also require buckets that collect the water from the humidity removed within your home, these buckets must be emptied, sometimes as much as several times a day. A whole house dehumidifier augmenting the homes heating and air conditioning system is relatively care free. No dumping or rolling it around, and best of all it controls humidity throughout the entire home.
Excess indoor humidity provides an environment where mold and mildew thrive—ruining carpets, furniture and windows due to condensation build-up. A Whole House Dehumidifier helps to protect your home and its contents by removing excess moisture from the indoor air whenever it rises to an inappropriate and potentially harmful level. It automatically senses the humidity level and removes the excess moisture operating in conjunction with your heating and air conditioning system.
Controlling the humidity levels in your home is very important for the health of you and your family, as well as the structural integrity of the home. For further information on improving your homes comfort level and reducing indoor humidity, or to have a Carrier whole house dehumidifier installed to work with your homes heating and air conditioning system, give the comfort experts at Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning a call.