There are many benefits to having a dehumidifier in the home, ranging from improving the air quality and smell to the ability to increase the efficiency of your air conditioner. By reducing and maintaining the level of humidity in the air, your homeowner will not only be more comfortable, but they’ll be healthier and might actually save some money too.
By extracting water from the air, dehumidifiers help reduce:
Mold Spores and mildew
In addition to protecting the homeowner and their family from the allergens and unwanted bad smells that are common in Michigan summers, a dehumidifier can help an air conditioner to run more efficiently. By itself, an air conditioner is able to pull some moisture out of the air, which can help in cooling the air during hot and humid weather. However, when you incorporate a dehumidifier into the mix, you’re able to split up the job and allow the AC unit to focus more on cooling the air and letting the dehumidifier handle decreasing the amount of moisture in the air.
While running two units simultaneously may seem like it should drive energy costs up, what actually happens is that those two units run more efficiently because they’re working in tandem with each other. And not just that, dry air feels cooler than hot, humid air, meaning that with a dehumidifier, a homeowner can leave the temperature on the thermostat up a few degrees higher and still save energy by not having to run their air conditioner as often.
Utilizing a dehumidifier can also help protect the house itself. High humidity can cause wood to warp and rot, it can cause paint to peel, and it allows insects to find comfortable new homes thanks to excess moisture. With a hot and humid summer just around the corner, there are many reasons to invest in the comfort and savings a dehumidifier can provide.