What You Should Know About Dehumidifiers

A dehumidifier is one of the most effective solutions for removing excess moisture from indoor air and preventing the growth of mold and mildew. In this article, Air Comfort, Inc., a trusted local contractor offering heater and boiler repair services, shares more information on dehumidifiers. We also offer some tips on how to select the dehumidifier best suited to your needs.

How Dehumidifiers Work

If you’ve just started your search for a dehumidifier, you may be wondering how they work and what makes them effective at addressing moisture problems. Basically, dehumidifiers use a simple process in which they pull in damp, sticky air, cool it, and condense the moisture. This results in drier, dehumidified air, which is redistributed back into the indoor environment using fans.

Experts recommend supplementing your air conditioner with a dehumidifier so that you can achieve a good balance between cool and dry air. It’s also best to consult with a professional to ensure your heating and cooling control systems are set accordingly.

What to Look for When Choosing a Dehumidifier

When choosing a dehumidifier for your home, you should consider the ideal humidity level in the specific room or space in which you’ll be putting it. Typically, homeowners place dehumidifiers in basements, laundry rooms and crawl spaces. It would be advantageous to get a dehumidifier with a digital humidistat, which will make it easier to keep an eye on the humidity level.

With this type of dehumidifier, you can have the settings automatically adjusted to maintain the appropriate humidity level. If you want to be able to move the dehumidifier from room to room, you should opt for something with a lightweight design. Look into the continuous drainage capability and energy efficiency of a dehumidifier as well. 

Air Comfort, Inc. has several years of industry experience, and our expertise includes air conditioning and heater repair. Call us at (330) 510-2446 or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We offer our services to homeowners in Kent, OH, and surrounding areas.

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