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How Does a Dehumidifier Work?

Texas summers are as muggy as they come, and high humidity levels in your household can severely hamper your ability to be comfortable. When human beings get hot, we sweat to cool off: the sweat evaporates off of our skin to lower our body temperature. But with high humidity levels, the sweat won’t evaporate – there’s too much moisture in the air already – and our bodies won’t cool down. A whole-house humidifier could be the perfect way to rid your home of excessive humidity. Here in Angleton, TX, dehumidifier systems can be installed by a number of reputable companies. How does a dehumidifier work? Read on for the answers.

In some ways, a dehumidifier works like an air conditioner, and indeed air conditioners often serve as minor dehumidifiers by default. Refrigerant passes through a series of coils that revert it from a liquid form to a gaseous form, pulling heat from the surrounding air in the process. That causes the moisture in the air to solidify and form condensation on the coils: much the way dew forms on the grass in the early hours of the morning. A humidifier simply applies that equation on a larger scale than the air conditioner does. It doesn’t need a fan to blow the cool air into your home, and the drain pan that catches the condensation is much larger (and usually detachable so you can empty out the water when it becomes full).

Theoretically, your air conditioner can do this job. But it’s not built for dehumidifying duties and in cases where you have a lot of humidity (like Texas), it can easily overwhelm the system. A dehumidifier helps ease the strain on your air conditioner, while still providing you with drier, more comfortable air. For more on how a dehumidifier works, or to schedule an installation session, call upon the experts at Switzerland Air. Dehumidifier systems can be a lifesaver, and you want a company with skill and experience to install them properly. We also offer a variety of indoor air quality services in Angleton, TX. To set up your next service appointment with us, just give us a call today and let us show you what we can do!

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