I don’t need to disinfect as often and the home even odors better
Once I moved south, I figured out absolutely hastily that the humidity is more of a concern than the heat. At first, I thought that running the a/c would be enough to supply comfort. I kept lowering the temperature control setting. The home felt frigid cold and yet still clammy. There was condensate running down the windows and issues with mold growth. My leather boots and purses were overrun with mildew. I was upset about damage to our hardwood floors due to the excessive moisture. I tried portable dehumidifiers and got upset. These tabletop versions required constant emptying of the reservoir and didn’t make much of an impact. I finally got in touch with a licensed Heating and A/C corporation and asked about whole-house dehumidification. He explained many models that install right into the HVAC duct and pull moisture from the air as it passes through. Modern dehumidifiers make absolutely little noise, use minimal amounts of energy and require only annual upkeep. Purchasing and installing the dehumidifier was not overly luxurious compared to the multiple benefits. My beach home now feels cool and comfortable at a significantly higher temperature control setting. This has greatly reduced the workload of the a/c. Less wear and tear should translate into fewer repairs and longer service life. I am also saving quite a bit of money on our energy bills. I don’t need to disinfect as often and the home even odors better. I have much more confidence in the hygiene and health of the indoor air conditions. Living in our local area, every homeowner should have a whole-house dehumidifier installed.