Comfort is our business, and we understand that comfort in a household comes from more than just seeing that the air is maintained at the right temperature. It also comes from making certain that the air has the right level of moisture. For maximum comfort, indoor air should have a relative humidity level between 30% and 50%. Going to either extreme will mean numerous problems, some of which go beyond discomfort and end up creating health trouble for residentrs and damage to building material and furnishings.
It’s March now, and people are preparing for the warmer and warmer weather ahead in spring and summer. This should also be a time when they prepare for higher humidity. If your home has suffered from stuffy and humid conditions before, now is a good time to call our technicians and arrange for a whole-house dehumidifier installation.
Doesn’t the air conditioner take care of dehumidifying the house?
Not usually—unless the air conditioner is specifically outfitted with humidity controls. When an AC runs normally, it does remove some levels of moisture from the air as the evaporator coils absorb heat. However, this isn’t enough to create a balance of humidity (and in some cases, an AC can make the air too dry.) For proper dehumidification in a home, a special whole-house dehumidifier needs to be installed within the HVAC system.
This dehumidifier operates similar to an air conditioner: it uses a coil with cold refrigerant in it to absorb moisture from the air through evaporation. However, it then reheats the air so that it won’t interfere with the air conditioner, and also removes the excess moisture. Make certain that you only allow professionals to handle setting up a dehumidifier—otherwise the system may not work as intended.
If you are looking for a dehumidifier for your home in Whittier, CA, simply call on JW Heating and Air. We also offer humidifiers. Find out why we’re in the top one percent of Angie’s List-rated contractors!