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Air Conditioner or Dehumidifier: Do You Really Need Both?
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Summer has arrived and, as if on cue, the humidity in the Ohio Valley has started rolling in.  Love it or hate it, it’s just one part of the ever-changing weather that we live with here in our beautiful region and so we make the best of it.  Excessive humidity however, moisture from outside combined with the moisture we create ourselves, can lead to mold and mildew and that can lead to all kinds of health problems if not kept in check.

Your a/c unit, especially when combined with ceiling fans, can make a difference when the heat of summer is dry, it just isn’t going to cut it when the humidity starts to climb and you begin to sweat just by standing.  While you’re air conditioning unit does do some dehumidification, that’s not its primary function. 

Air Conditioner vs Dehumidifier Functionality

The main function of your air conditioner is to cool your room/home.  To do this it pulls the air into the a/c system and the air is passed over refrigerant-filled coils, cooling the air. This cooled air is then sent back to the room(s) and the heat that has been extracted is expelled outside.

The main function of a dehumidifier, on the other hand is solely to remove excess moisture from the air. This is accomplished when the dehumidifier pulls the air into the system, cools it, then heats it and disperses the moisture into a bucket or, in a whole house dehumidifier, into a drainage system.

So, while both a/c units and dehumidifiers do make your room(s) more comfortable by pulling moisture from the air a/c units do it passively which makes them significantly less efficient than dehumidifiers at reducing excess moisture and making your home a healthier place to live.


For help determining the best solution for humidity in your home, as well as your air quality questions and the installation, repair and troubleshooting of your HVAC system, contact us.  You can count on Crane Heating and Air Conditioning for the Highest Degree of Service.







 

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