The hot, sticky weather of summer can affect your comfort and sometimes even your productivity. While there’s really nothing you can do to control the environment outside your home, there’s a special trick to keeping your interior comfy amid the hot weather — running a dehumidifier.

Reasons to Run a Humidifier During the Summer

Designed to remove water vapor from the air, a dehumidifier can help you control humidity. To further discuss its benefits, heating and electrical specialist Anthony’s Cooling -Heating-Electrical shares more information below.

Cleaner Air, Healthier Environment

Proper humidity levels mean zero chance for mold and mildew to proliferate. That’s why if your indoor air seems muggy, this could be a sign that moist, dirty air is circulating in your home. By dehumidifying the air, you can remove unwanted particles from the air and improve your indoor environment. Remember that damp air can cause a variety of health problems, such as coughing and wheezing. In some cases, it can also trigger asthma symptoms, so you should definitely make it a point to properly manage indoor humidity.

Mold & Damage Prevention

Excess moisture in the air can easily lead to mold and mildew growth. Fungal growth is of course a health concern which can also result in unsightly damage and compromise the structural integrity of your home. It can corrode and degrade building materials as well as damage wooden support beams, paint and insulation. Furthermore, it can also affect other personal items like books and electronics. If you’re planning on an air conditioner installation, make sure that all underlying issues are addressed first.

Lower Energy Consumption

Dry air usually feels cooler; as a result, dehumidifiers may be able to help lower your cooling bills in the summer. Warmer indoor air can cause your air conditioner to work harder, often leading to higher energy consumption.

Anthony’s Cooling-Heating-Electrical offers a range of services including AC maintenance, AC installation, electrical repairs and more. If you need heating services, we can help with that as well. Call us at (941) 749-5307 or fill out our contact form to request a service.