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Do You Need a Whole Home Dehumidifier?

We are no strangers to extreme weather in our area. The temperature can easily dip below zero during the winter and shoot to 100 degrees during the summer. We also get a good dose of humidity with our heat, and sometimes this humidity can be intense and last for a long period of time. If you have found that your air conditioner does some serious struggling during the more humid times of year, it may be time to consider the installation of a whole home dehumidifier in your Bolingbrook, IL, home.

Why Dehumidify?

Your air conditioner does dehumidify your home as part of the cooling process, but there are limits to how much your AC can dehumidify on its own. Humidity holds heat, so when there is excess humidity in the air, your air conditioner has to work much harder to cool your home. The result can be higher energy bills, a compromise in your comfort and more wear and tear on your system. A whole home dehumidifier can help alleviate these problems.

How It Works

A whole home dehumidifier becomes part of your air conditioning system, and the reason it is so effective is that it removes the excess moisture in your air before it can enter your system and the air flow. This does a few things for you and your AC:

  • Takes the load off your AC to do all the work
  • Decreases energy usage
  • Decreases wear and tear
  • Increases comfort level thanks to drier indoor air

You may be worried about where the excess moisture goes, but you don’t have to be. Your dehumidifier has its own drainage that effectively removes the water from your system and home so that it can’t circulate back indoors.

Because a whole home dehumidifier is an upgrade to your air conditioning system, it’s important to hire trained experts to install and service it. The pros at DuAll Heating & Cooling are those kind of experts, and we can help you with all of your indoor air quality needs – just give us a call!

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