Mar 11, 2013
Most Floridians in Fort Lauderdale do not realize the need to protect your home from the damages of air moisture.
Fort Lauderdale’s local expert in air quality is AAA Modern Air. Call us today at (954) 241-2523 to ask which dehumidifier model fits both your budget and need most. We offer professional and affordable installations so your investment will be a wise one. South Florida is known for the year-round heat and the beaches but all that seaside air brings tons of moisture. We all circulate air in our homes to keep the heat out and that means allowing the cooler, moister, air in. When this air is travelling through our vents and ducts, it develops deposits of moisture that we can’t get at to maintain properly most of the time. Regardless of maintenance, the moisture is continuous which means prolonged exposure and lasting damages. The only way to alleviate some of the stress on your home is with a dehumidifier from a certified air quality specialist.
Why care about air humidity in my home? Water always exists as vapor in our air. It is natural and even healthy for water to exist this way. The problem is that Florida’s natural air is so thick with water that it can damage a home. How? Well, water can condense back into its liquid state just as it can evaporate or vaporize into its gaseous state. This makes it very easy for water to float into parts of your home which are cooler than the air around it and the result is excess water accumulation which will bring the same problems as a pipe leak or a roof leak. This water can drip from the pipe, fixture or appliance which it condenses on and fall to the floor, ceiling or even electrical cabling which is nearby.
Needless to say, water dripping in unknown places is going to cause some problems. These problems can include electrical failure, appliance damage, flooring and ceiling damage or mold development. If there are wooden supports in your home, mold will act similar to rust on metal supports. Weakening of supports over time will leave room for disaster when hurricanes or major storms hit during the stormy season. Florida’s wet season is coming up and this means we will experience more storms than expected. Part of you your disaster preparations should be to ensure your home is structurally ready to handle the punishment of the upcoming onslaught of major storms. The best way Fort Lauderdale, FL residents can protect themselves from such problems is with a professionally installed dehumidifier.
Dehumidifiers draw in air and recirculate it similar to an AC unit, but instead of cycling out heat, it cycles out moisture. By constantly running, the unit serves to clear the air throughout the home despite it being stationary. It will draw moisture from the air before that moisture has an opportunity to collect and cause its problems. Dehumidifiers require very little maintenance and they dispense of the water in a very discreet and organized manner. It is surprising to see just how effective they are – they have tanks which hold from 10-50 pints of water and they can be set up with a hose to dispense of water automatically to a pre-designated external location. These tanks will fill up fast and the effects are noticeable.
Fort Lauderdale’s local expert in air quality is AAA Modern Air. Call us today at (954) 241-2523 to ask which dehumidifier model fits both your budget and need most. We offer professional and affordable installations so your investment will be a wise one.