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Benefits of a Whole House Dehumidifier

Does your home suffer from stuffy, stale air? Does it feel like you’re walking through a swamp despite the cool air coming out of your AC? Are you looking for an alternative to portable dehumidifiers? There are numerous benefits to considering a whole house dehumidifier for your Boston, MA home. These systems integrate directly within your ductwork so only those who use a furnace, heat pump or central air unit are eligible. These devices work especially well during the summer, and we advise our customers to consider them whenever applicable. While portable units have their place, they can’t compare.

A whole house dehumidifier allows you to control the humidity levels in your home. Why is this important? Let’s have a look at some of the benefits.

  • Whole house coverage. One of the issues related to humidity is that it is by no means an isolated issue. You can’t expect to dehumidify a small area of your home and see results throughout your home. Whole house dehumidifiers are integrated directly within your HVAC system so that every cubic inch of air that is cooled is also thereby dehumidified according to your specific preferences. It gives you full control.
  • The end of stale air. One of the most common reasons for stale air in the home is the presence of moist air that continues to circulate airborne contaminants. While you cannot expect your dehumidifier to filter such particles out (that is the work of an air purifier), you can count on the resulting dehumidification to reduce the moisture and promote excellent indoor air quality.
  • Energy efficiency. Yes, your AC dehumidifies the air as it cools. The thermodynamic exchange between your warm indoor air and the cold liquid refrigerant in the evaporator coil causes some of that moisture in the air to condense on the outside of the coils. But it’s often the case that high humidity can overwhelm your air conditioner. In that sense, a whole house dehumidifier reduces the load that your AC has to contend with on those particularly steamy summer days.

Still not convinced? Give FB Electrical Services Inc. a call to learn more about the benefits of whole house dehumidifiers. 

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