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How a Whole-Home Dehumidifier Increases Summer Comfort

West Chester residents are all too familiar with extreme year-round temperatures ranging from below-freezing during the winter months, to excessive heat and humidity in late spring and summer. While your central air conditioning system is the best solution for cooling your home, it does little to reduce the discomfort and health concerns associated with high levels of humidity. A whole-home dehumidifier is the perfect addition to any Pennsylvania home—maximizing comfort, preventing health issues, and helping to reduce the wear and tear placed on your cooling system.

For expert dehumidifier installation, repair and maintenance in West Chester, Media, and the surrounding areas trust the experts at Signature HVAC. Call today at 610-738-8310, or contact us online to schedule an appointment. 

How Does a Whole-Home Dehumidifier Work?

The human body produces sweat in an effort to regulate body temperature, effectively cooling the outer layer of skin as the beads of sweat evaporate. While this process can be further enhanced by the movement of air from a fan or the cooler temperatures produced by your air conditioner higher levels of moisture in the air make it much harder for evaporation to occur, trapping the heat inside your body.

A dehumidifier works alongside your existing HVAC system drawing indoor air through the return ductwork. Warm, humid air is then pulled in to the unit and cooled and excess moisture condensed in to droplets of water and drained away. The resulting dry air is then warmed or cooled based on your temperature settings, making your home comfortable for both its temperature and humidity levels.

Benefits of a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

Optimal indoor relative humidity levels should remain between 30 and 50 percent year-round to maximize comfort and health. In addition to helping you regain control over the level of moisture inside your home, a whole-home dehumidifier has a number of benefits, including:

  • Enhanced air quality. Moist, warm air is a breeding ground for a number of pathogens including mold, mildew, viruses, bacteria, and dust mites. Pollutants and irritants bind to minuscule droplets in the air and can easily be inhaled or can cling to damp surfaces and continue to multiply. Removing excess moisture with a dehumidifier makes your home much less hospitable to these microorganisms, helping your family to breathe easier.
  • Reduced energy usage. High humidity levels make the air feel warmer than it actually is causing most people to lower the thermostat even further in an attempt to stay comfortable, and increasing energy costs.
  • Decreased mold growth. Mold and mildew stains can be difficult to remove and may permanently damage materials such as drywall, furniture, or linens and in addition to being unsightly produce a musty or rotting odor.
  • Relief from allergies. Allergens can quickly multiply in humid environments, triggering symptoms in allergy and asthma sufferers and compromising their health. A dehumidifier helps reduce the irritation to nasal and respiratory passages providing welcome relief and increasing comfort.

Schedule Dehumidifier Installation and Repair in West Chester and Media

In older homes where insulation levels may be lower and there is a greater rate of air exchange, a dehumidifier can help restore balance to indoor humidity levels and keep you comfortable on even the most humid days.

Call Signature HVAC today at 610-738-8310, or contact us online to learn more about installing a dehumidifier in your Chester County home today. 

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