Why Dehumidifiers Are So Important for Georgia Heat

With average temperature highs reaching over 90 degrees, everyone in Georgia knows how addictive HVAC can be. Although an air conditioning system is vitally important to staying cool in the summer heat, it is not the only thing needed to beat the heat. Part of what makes Georgia feel so hot is the extreme humidity level. During the summer, we experience over 80% humidity regularly. Not only can high humidity make you feel sticky and hot, it can also cause significant problems for your health and your home. Consider these important benefits of having a dehumidifier:

  1. Dehumidifiers can ensure ideal moisture in the air—Your home’s humidity level should range between 30-50% year-round. Utilizing a dehumidifier will make sure that the air quality does not become impacted by falling below or above that range.
  2. Dehumidifiers can keep your family from sickness—When your indoor humidity level is elevated, mold, mildew, and moisture are able to build up, damaging your home and your health. Your air quality will worsen and could trigger respiratory problems for your family. Being pro-active by using a dehumidifier can keep your air safe for you and your family.
  3. Dehumidifiers protect your belongings and your home’s integrity—When high humidity levels are present, moisture can impact your home’s wooden aspects, such as support beams as well as your furniture, metal fittings and fasteners. Additionally, mold may start to form on your walls and decorative items. Adding a dehumidifier can combat this issue before your home is compromised.
  4. Dehumidifiers keep you comfortable and lower your bills—When humidity levels are high, the temperature will feel warmer than it is. In your discomfort, you will probably lower the temperature on your AC to try and combat that, which of course, leads to higher bills. Since your bills already run high fighting the heat, there is no need to pay more. With a dehumidifier removing the excess moisture, you will feel cool in your home without having to run your air conditioning colder than necessary.

There are many varieties of dehumidifiers available to suit the size of your home and your intended budget. Contact Ferguson Heating and Air Conditioning Company to find out more about our dehumidifiers! Stay cool!

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