Dehumidifiers in Richland Hills, Fort Worth, TX and Surrounding Areas
High and low humidity can pose a serious challenge when it comes to home comfort during the hot and cold seasons of the year. For optimal comfort to be achieved, humidity levels should be kept at the same level throughout the year regardless of environmental conditions. During the cold winters, humidity levels normally go below the optimal level and vice versa during the hot summer months. The best way to control humidity in an indoor space is to install a humidifier and dehumidifier to increase or reduce humidity levels, respectively, as required.
How Dehumidifiers Work
A dehumidifier is a device that operates in the same way as an air conditioner or an atmospheric water extractor used by the military in dry parts of the world to generate clean water for troops. The device draws air from the room and passes it over cold evaporator coils in the device. As a result, air looses its moisture carrying capacity and the moisture condenses. The condensate is then drained away into the home’s drainage system. Air that comes out the other end of the device will have a much lower moisture content. After a few cycles, the device will be able to bring down the overall relative humidity in the house to the EPA-recommended levels of 40 to 50%.
High humidity during the hot summer months can reduce home comfort significantly. For one, the sweat produced by your body will not be able to evaporate, which will make your skin feel clammy or sticky. High humidity will also promote mold growth in your home. Furthermore, it can lead to water damage when moisture condenses on your walls and ceiling. Therefore, you should find a competent HVAC company to install a dehumidifier in your home. We have been installing dehumidifiers in both residential and commercial establishments for decades. Our technicians are NATE certified and professionally trained to install different types of HVAC appliances, so you can be assured of proper installation.