Reduce Mold and Decrease Your Cooling Bill with a Dehumidifier
Has your home ever been at a reasonably cool temperature but still uncomfortable? Many Tampa Bay residents experience this problem, due to the humid nature of our state. Humidity is the measure of water molecules in the air. No matter where you go in Florida, you are sure to experience heat and humidity. There’s no getting around it.
The higher the humidity, the more difficult it is for water to evaporate. Since we’re cooled by the evaporation of water from the skin, a higher humidity level makes it harder for this cooling process to take place. The more humid the air, the warmer it feels.
Benefits of a Dehumidifier
Because humid air feels warmer, many homeowners simply turn down their thermostat further during the humid and warm summer months. This increases the demand on your air conditioner or heat pump and causes it to work harder than necessary, increasing its energy consumption and costing you money with higher utility bills.
Benefits of Whole-Home Dehumidifiers:
- Saves Money: By removing excess humidity from your home, a dehumidifier can make your home feel cooler at higher temperatures. This allows you to leave your thermostat a few degrees warmer and still remain comfortable, saving money on energy costs.
- Increases Energy Efficiency: Because you can remain comfortable at warmer temperatures, your air conditioner or heat pump will be working less, decreasing your monthly energy consumption.
- Enhances Indoor Comfort: Humid air leaves people with a damp, sticky feeling on everything. A dehumidifier keeps your home at an optimum level of humidity to prevent this uncomfortable sensation.
- Reduces Mold/Mildew Growth: A home with a high moisture level has an increased chance of mold and mildew growth. Closed areas, like bathrooms, can become a perfect breeding ground for these harmful pollutants. Excess moisture in the air can also cause wood floors and furniture to warp.
If you’re tired of uncomfortable humid air plaguing your Florida home, get an estimate from Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric for a new dehumidifier. As with all of our services, if you aren’t 100% satisfied with your service, we will return for a free follow-up visit or provide a full refund – no questions asked.