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Fight the Heat and Humidity Together

dehumidifierStaying comfortable in the summertime is about more than keeping the temperature in the house regulated. It is also about ensuring that the humidity levels are where they need to be. If you didn’t know already, humidity is the level of moisture in the air and it can really have an impact on your comfort. Even if your air conditioning system is going full throttle, high humidity in your house can make it almost impossible to get comfortable even when the temperature finally gets to where it needs to be.

Thankfully, we have a solution for you in the form of a whole-house dehumidifier. These systems, if installed correctly by one of the professional technicians at ACI Northwest, can keep the humidity in your home at a more manageable level, helping you enjoy a better indoor environment this summer.

Humidity Heats Things Up

So how does humidity impact your comfort? It is because it holds onto heat. Water is a very effective medium for heat transfer, which is why hydronic boilers are such great heating systems. As you might imagine based on this information, high levels of airborne moisture in your home will keep things a lot warmer than you’d like. What’s more, it will make it harder to cool things off. This will impact your indoor air quality and hinder your comfort too.

Combat Humidity With a Dehumidifier

The best way to combat high levels of humidity in your home is through the use of a dehumidifier. Don’t rush out to grab a portable system just yet though. When we discuss dehumidifiers, we are actually referring to whole-house dehumidifiers.

So, why a whole-house system instead of a portable one? We are happy to tell you:

  • No extra space needed: A whole-house dehumidifier is going to be installed into your ductwork which means that it doesn’t take up any extra space in your house.
  • Humidity control for all your indoor air: When you use a whole-house dehumidifier it is going to dehumidify all of the air flowing through your ductwork, preventing any excess moisture from entering your house.
  • Assists your air conditioner: Your whole-house dehumidifier is going to be a lot more helpful to your air conditioner’s efforts to keep you cooler than a portable system might be.

Ensure Your Comfort With Professional Installation

One last detail that we want to make sure you know about in regards to adding a whole-house dehumidifier to your home: you have to have it installed by a professional. Only a trained and certified technician is going to be able to get the installation done properly without causing damage to your system or your ductwork.

If you are ready to enjoy a more comfortable and less humid summer season here in Coeur d’Alene, make sure to reach out to ACI Northwest for your air conditioning and indoor air quality services.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice. Get in touch with us today.

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