Why Good Dehumidification in Your Home Is Important

You may not realize this, but part of the reason air conditioning feels as good as it does is because your air conditioner removes both heat and humidity. If the humidity isn’t removed, you’ll end up with a home that is cold but clammy, and no one wants to feel like that. But comfort isn’t the only reason dehumidification is important, as the AC experts at Comfort Central, Inc., can tell you more about below.

Proliferation of Allergens

Moisture is good to a certain extent, but too much moisture creates an environment in which certain types of particles and organisms can thrive, which is not the best for your overall health:

  • Mold and mildew – all mold and mildew need is cool, damp space and they will thrive. And, they will thrive right inside your air conditioning system, typically in the evaporator coils and the ductwork.
  • Fungus – like mold and mildew, fungus also thrives in cool, damp spaces, and can be found in ductwork.
  • Dust mites – dust mites can experience a population explosion in the right environment, and excessive humidity is one of the factors that can lead to their proliferation.

Destruction of Property

It would be nice if biological contaminants like mold and mildew didn’t grow in a variety of spots, but they do, including fabrics and paper goods. This means that excess moisture in your home can lead to the destruction of linens, clothes, furniture, photos and any other kind of organic materials. But that’s not all – excess moisture can also rot the wood in your home, including structural supports.

Excess Wear and Tear on Your AC

It’s true that your air conditioner dehumidifies as part of the cooling process, but when there is an excessive amount of moisture to remove from your home, your air conditioner can become worn down quickly. Excessive wear and tear can lead to malfunction and breakdown.

If your air conditioner isn’t dehumidifying as it should, it’s time to talk to one of our experts. Call us today and schedule an appointment for your home in Hendersonville, NC.

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