How Do Dehumidifiers Help Your Air Conditioner?

We live in La Habra, CA, where humid weather crops up surprisingly often. Whenever the humidity levels get too high they can turn your home into a sauna. The excess humidity can increase the growth of mold and bacteria in your home, adding to the risk of an infection in your family, as well as contributing to a clammy, unpleasant feeling as if the temperature in your home is higher than it is.

A dehumidifier can help with those problems, restoring your home to comfort and reducing the growth of mold and bacteria to boot. Even more importantly, they can provide a great boon to your air conditioner, and help it to perform at its absolute best. How so? We’re provided a brief explanation below.

Similar Systems for Different Goals

In principle, the humidifier works in a manner similar to the air conditioner. The easiest way to remove ambient moisture from the air is to lower the temperature after all, which causes it to coalesce into liquid form, similar to the way dew forms in the cool hours of the morning. The dehumidifier then collects the condensate in a pan and removes it from the air, while a fan blows the dry air into your ducts. In truth, the air conditioner does much the same thing, only it’s an aftereffect of its main job of cooling the temperature. The dehumidifier is built specifically to remove the moisture, sparing your air conditioner the trouble.

The Effects on Your Air Conditioner

In the first place, the lowered  humidity helps your home feel cooler, which means your air conditioner won’t have to work so hard to cool your air. Furthermore, the reduced humidity will allow it to do its job more easily, since it won’t need to collect as much condensate in its system. All of that means lower monthly energy bills and a reduced risk of a breakdown in the future.

Contact JC Mechanical today to talk about installing a humidifier!

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