No doubt about it, the humidity in Birmingham, Bessemer, Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas tends to be pretty high no matter what time of year it is.
Your HVAC system is designed to remove the humidity inside your home – but sometimes it just can’t keep up. It’s kind of like carbon build-up in a car engine; it’s generally OK as long as it doesn’t get to be too much. After all, high levels of humidity can not only cause you to be uncomfortable, but lead to the growth of mildew, mold and other types of nasty bacteria. And while your air conditioning system does a pretty good job combating this, there are other tools you can use to be even more effective.
Enter the dehumidifier. Whole home dehumidifiers are fantastic at removing the dampness in your indoor air. After all, that’s what they’re built for! As such, they are highly effective at controlling the potential for mold and mildew growth.
There are several different types of dehumidifiers available. Each has their own unique properties and means of dehumidifying the air.
- Basement dehumidifiers are stationed in a basement and designed to prevent mold and mildew in that area of the home.
- Whole home dehumidifiers are professionally installed systems that dehumidify the entire home – not just a single room.
- Heat pump dehumidifiers collect indoor air, pass it through a heat exchanger and expel it back into a home as warm, dry air.
- Chemical absorbent dehumidifiers use a silica gel to expel damp air through an exterior vent, effectively removing the damp air from the home.
A dehumidifier and air conditioning system combo makes a great team when it comes to keeping the air in your home clean and comfortable. Freedom offers a number of dehumidifiers and humidifiers that, working together with your HVAC unit, can successfully achieve this purpose. If you’re interested in learning more – or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our service technicians – contact Freedom today at (205) 444-4444.