Humidity is never fun to deal with, especially during the summer. The higher the humidity levels in your air, the higher the evaporation point of liquids like sweat. That’s why your body takes longer to cool off during humid days. Most people think that running an air conditioner for long enough will get rid of the excess humidity in their home’s air. This isn’t actually true. If you want to control the excess humidity in your home, you’re going to need a dedicated dehumidifier system. Read on to find out why.
Air conditioners actually do dehumidify the air somewhat, but not nearly as effectively as they need to. As an air conditioner evaporates refrigerant to absorb heat from the air in your ducts, the temperature around it drops below the dew point. This draws some of the humidity out of your home’s air as condensation, but not nearly enough to be noticeable. You’d need to run your air conditioner almost day and night to notice any real change in your air’s humidity levels, and on very humid days you wouldn’t notice it at all.
Dedicated dehumidifiers use a number of different methods to remove excess humidity from the air. The most common variety is like an air conditioner and heater rolled into one. The system cools the air below the dew point in order to draw humidity out of it, then warms it back up to room temperature to dry it out further. Other dehumidifier types use desiccants to passively absorb humidity from the air. Talk to a professional about which dehumidifier type would fit your needs best.
Switzerland Air offers comprehensive dehumidifier installation services throughout Angleton, TX. If you need dehumidifier services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.