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Avoid Damp Homes by Investing in Dehumidifiers

The rainy season is in full swing, and that means damp homes are running rampant. When the rain makes its way near homes, it can find tiny cracks or holes, and the moisture can create damp patches throughout the house. This is when dehumidifiers are an absolute must! 

Properly functioning dehumidifiers can make all the difference in the world when it comes to the health of modern homes, especially considering that damp patches can lead to all sorts of issues like mold growth and foul odors. Homeowners should know about the various types of dehumidifiers they can choose from and how this technology can help them.

Dehumidifiers Definedmold

So what exactly are dehumidifiers, and why are they important? Dehumidifiers function to remove moisture that builds up inside homes. They essentially process this moist, warm air and push out colder, drier air back into the home. The byproduct is often condensed water that gets deposited in a collection area.

One of the most important roles dehumidifiers play within the home is preventing the growth of mold. During spring rain, the moisture combined with warmer temperatures provides optimal conditions for mold to thrive. By removing the humidity and creating cooler, drier air, dehumidifiers can significantly decrease the risk of mold growth.  

Dehumidifier Types

Dehumidifiers come in three main types. While each of these has unique ways of functioning, they all seek to achieve the same goal of controlling indoor humidity:

  • Desiccant – processes warm air using a spinning wheel filled with desiccant; as the air moves through, the water condenses, and fully processed air returns into the home
  • Refrigerant – processes warm air using a fan containing refrigerated coils; as the air moves through, the water condenses, and the fully processed air returns into the home
  • Whole House – processes warm air by integrating directly with the HVAC infrastructure and treating air throughout the entire home


Choosing the Right Dehumidifier

Choosing the right dehumidifier depends largely on the circumstances of the homes and the homeowners. Some broad differences are important to consider.

Desiccant and refrigerant dehumidifiers are smaller, portable, and less complex. These cost considerably less than whole-house dehumidifiers, but they only dehumidify the rooms they are kept in (unless they are very large). In comparing the two, desiccant dehumidifiers are usually smaller and lighter than refrigerant ones and can operate at much lower temperatures.

On the other hand, whole-house dehumidifiers are the best choice for homeowners to achieve maximum impact and functionality at removing moisture throughout the house. This is, however, one of the most complex systems and requires professional installation. That said, the cost pays off not just because of functionality but also because these systems tend to be more efficient.

Ultimately, homeowners need to decide which aspects are most important to them, as this will help guide them toward which option makes the most sense.

About AAA Modern Air

AAA Modern Air of Dania Beach, FL is a family-owned and operated company that has been in business since 1969. Their team of experts provides top-notch workmanship, free estimates, 24/7 emergency services, and 100% satisfaction guaranteed for all customers. Give them a call for AC service today!