If you know a North Carolina summer, then you know you can step outside some days and cut the air with a knife, so to speak. The humidity can be overwhelming as the summer months drag on. While this type of moist heat isn’t that great to deal with outside, it can be even worse when inside living and working spaces are also too humid to bear. How can you achieve greater comfort when the humidity levels are so high? An easy solution is dehumidifiers.
The standard air conditioning system in a home is designed to cut the humidity in living areas by sending cool, dry air through the vents. This can definitely help cut the heat and make living spaces more bearable throughout the day and night. Even if you are running your air conditioning on a normal schedule, however, you may find that there are still times when a dehumidifier would be useful.
One instance when you want to look at dehumidifiers as a solution is in the lower levels of your home, like the basement. While these spaces are typically moist because they are partially underground, the summer heat and summer rains can contribute to this moisture. Dehumidifiers are a great solution for this space when you want to prevent mold and mildew growth in the lower levels of your home.
Depending on the arrangement of your home, some rooms may have better air circulation than others. Dehumidifiers can also be useful in these rooms to help cut excess moisture and make them more comfortable for routine activities.
There are many different dehumidifiers on the market today, so talking with one of our experienced team members at Cook’s Heating & Cooling will give you the confidence you’ve chosen the right equipment for your needs. Give us a call today to discuss any of your heating & cooling questions.