My sister and her boyfriend recently started their own business together and have been in the process of making lots of boring financial decisions.
Not all parts of owning a business are going to be fun or necessarily sexy. The next thing on their list is making upgrades and repairs to their air conditioning and heating system. This also includes their dehumidifier. Their space isn’t that large so it was weird that the previous business owners had a whole dehumidifier installed. Those are typically reserved for very large spaces. The landlord said that their energy bills usually ran pretty high and I think it’s because their dehumidifier was too big. A larger dehumidifier doesn’t necessarily make it better because your dehumidifier will be overworking for the amount of space that is really needed to be cleared out. It will almost be taking energy away from space in an inefficient way. It’s always important to have equipment that is an appropriate size for the space, whether you are in a commercial or residential setting. My sister and her boyfriend are working on downgrading their dehumidifier so that it fits the space a little bit more. They are trying to get that taken care of soon because their space gets very hot and humid, so a working dehumidifier is crucial for comfort. They’ve opened up an herb shop with natural facial and skincare products, so it’s also important that the products aren’t sitting in heat and humidity for too long. This could cause them to melt or for the ingredients to separate.