Indoor Air Quality
High humidity is one of the big problems for comfort during hot weather. We’re all familiar with the saying, “It’s not so much the heat, it’s the humidity,” and it’s often true. When the relative humidity level during a hot day rises about 60%, it makes the temperatures feel much warmer than they are. Humidity causes other problems as well, especially indoors where the rise in moisture can lead to damage to building material and needing to run the air conditioner too often.
You can’t do much about humidity when you’re outside. But you can do something about it inside your home. Fresh Air, L.P. offers installation of whole-house dehumidifiers that will give you balanced indoor humidity, neither too damp nor too dry. We also offer repair, replacement, and maintenance for dehumidifiers. Call our office today to arrange for service in Sugar Land.
The indoor air quality experts at Fresh Air, L.P. work with dehumidifiers in Sugar Land, TX and the surrounding areas. Call us when quality matters!
How a Dehumidifier Works
If you know something of how an air conditioner operates, you’ll know that it has some dehumidification properties: as the refrigerant coil draws heat out of the air, it also causes moisture to condense along the coil, lowering the vapor level in the air. But an AC is not actually a dehumidifier: it takes a dedicated device operating on the same principle to properly balance humidity levels. A whole–house dehumidifier is integrated into the HVAC system and consists of a refrigerant coil to absorb heat and moisture. It removes the moisture down a drain and the reheats the air so that it won’t interfere with the operation of the air conditioner.
Advantages of a Whole–House Dehumidifier
Here are a few of the ways that an effective dehumidifier benefits your home:
- Better comfort: Hot days won’t feel as hot with drier air. Lower moisture levels allow your body to release heat faster through the skin, which will help you feel cooler.
- Less power spent on air conditioning: When you enjoy better comfort on a hot day thanks to a humidifier, you’ll need to run the AC less often. This means money saved over the hot months.
- Water damage prevention: Humid conditions in a home often lead to problems with water damage, as well as the growth of mildew and unhealthy molds. A dehumidifier removes the cause of these problems.
Call for the Best Dehumidifier Services
In addition to our professional installation of whole–house dehumidifiers in Sugar Land, TX, we also offer dehumidifier repair. These are complex devices, similar to air conditioning systems, and you cannot try to fix a broken one yourself or trust the work to an inexperienced amateur. Our team at Fresh Air, L.P. is here to help with trained repair work, and you can reach us any time of the day or night.
We also offer regular maintenance services along with our other HVAC maintenance work that will see that your dehumidifier works for many years without trouble. Should you ever need to replace the dehumidifier, we’ll have you set up with a new one in no time at all.