The whole-home unit requires only annual upkeep and positively impacts every cubic inch of air in the living space
Moving down south was a big change for me. I grew up, went to school and began my career in the northern part of the country. I was very accustomed to lots of snow, bitter wind chill and temperature well below freezing. My wardrobe was full of warm sweaters, fuzzy socks, wool coats, knitted hats and winter boots. I owned snow shovels, ice scrapers and a four-wheel-drive vehicle. My house was outfitted with a furnace, and I never bothered with central air conditioning. I was fine with a window air conditioner and a couple of box fans. Once I relocated, I realized very quickly that the air conditioner was a vital piece of equipment. I also learned that the intense heat wasn’t the only problem. The humidity created all sorts of challenges. With so much moisture in the air, the air conditioner struggled to keep up. Lowering the thermostat didn’t do anything to combat that sticky feeling. I had problems with condensate running down the windows and mold growing on the sills. My leather purses, shoes and even my couch was freqently spotted with mildew. An excess of humidity can also be blamed for headaches, sore throats, sneezing, coughing and all sorts of health concerns. Dust mites thrive in moist environments. For the sake of comfort, productivity and a good night’s sleep, I invested into a whole-home dehumidifier. I initially tried a portable dehumidifier and discovered that this option was a lot of work and ineffective. The whole-home unit requires only annual upkeep and positively impacts every cubic inch of air in the living space. The dehumidifier pulls moisture out of the air as it passes through the cooling system.