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Learn About the Benefits of a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

Many Birmingham, AL, homeowners believe that a decent AC system keeps indoor humidity levels in the recommended range. A relative humidity level between 40-50% is considered optimal. If the relative humidity exceeds 60%, your home will still feel cool, but it can feel damp and sticky as well. A whole-home dehumidifier can correct this problem.

How to Check Indoor Humidity

A hygrometer will measure humidity levels and tell you the indoor temperature too. As long as indoor summer humidity remains between 40-50%, most Alabama homeowners will feel comfortable indoors with a well-maintained air conditioner.

What’s Wrong With High Indoor Humidity?

Although air conditioners help to keep humidity levels comfortable, their primary function is to cool indoor air. Consistently high humidity makes your air conditioner overwork.

An overworked air conditioner requires more energy to do its job. That causes hikes in your monthly power bills. To complicate matters further, balanced indoor humidity levels can be difficult to maintain over time due to the ever-changing conditions both indoors and outside.

Problems a Whole-House Dehumidifier Can Solve

Too much humidity can destroy a house. Here are some symptoms of high humidity:

  • Rotting and warped wood
  • Musty odors
  • Organic growth
  • Respiratory problems
  • Allergies
  • Peeling wallpaper
  • Electrical fires
  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Ceiling leaks

Set It and Forget It

A whole-house dehumidifier is installed as part of your HVAC system for a seamless interface. You can select your desired humidity level, and the unit will maintain it until you change it. The unit operates only when needed instead of all the time.

The service technicians at Airloc Heating and Cooling can help you decide whether indoor air quality products like whole-house dehumidifiers can benefit you. Visit us online to find out.

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