Here in Florida, we are famous for heat and sunshine. But we also have amazingly high humidity during much of the year. This can be amazing for biodiversity: many of our native species only thrive here because of our unique ecosystem. It might not seem so amazing when that biodiversity includes mildew colonies in your home, or when it feels like you might have to swim to your mailbox instead of walk because the air is so thick with moisture.
Your indoor air quality—and your quality of life—may seem utterly dependent upon your air conditioner. But you might be amazed to discover just how much a dehumidifier in Pensacola Beach, FL can do to make your home more comfortable.
Particles in the air that can contribute to allergies really love humidity. Mold, dust mites, and other things that can irritate your respiratory system thrive, grow, and spread thanks to the water vapor in humid air. Lowering the humidity in your home will make it a more hostile environment for those allergens, and thus a friendlier environment for your lungs.
Many of the same things that can cause irritation to your respiratory system can also cause annoyances to your nose. Mildew, decomposing vegetation, and lingering food particles in the air transfer easily through the moisture, making everything smell more strongly. A dehumidifier can tamp those odors down and make your home smell fresher.
Reduce AC Costs
Running an air conditioner may be inevitable in Florida. But heat transfers more easily through humid air than dry air. So your air conditioner can run less of the time, and run more efficiently, when the air is less humid. That reduces the energy cost of the air conditioner, and decreases wear and tear on the system, making repairs less frequent and helping the unit last longer before it needs to be replaced.
It’s probably obvious that heavy, muggy humidity can be uncomfortable. But there’s more to it than that: humidity makes it harder for your body to cool itself down. When the human body is overheated, it begins to perspire. When the perspiration evaporates, it takes some of the heat with it. When the humidity is very high, your perspiration won’t evaporate as well. That’s why the same temperature feels hotter with higher humidity and cooler when the humidity is lower.
Our team of highly-trained technicians can help you select the whole-house dehumidifier that best suits your home and your needs. We carry a wide range of models to suit a wide variety of customers. We can not only install it, ensuring that it will operate as efficiently as possible, but also maintain and repair it so that your comfort can last. With a customer care record reaching back over 34 years as a locally-owned company, you know you can rely on us to keep you satisfied, and your home dehumidified, far into the future.
For professional and reliable dehumidifier installation and maintenance, look no further than Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Contact us today!