I made the call

In the area where I live, the spring and summer weather is often hot and humid.  While the air conditioner is designed to combat the heat, it can’t handle excessive moisture.  That sticky, clamming feeling can lead to much lower thermostat settings and far greater strain on cooling equipment.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, relative humidity should be maintained somewhere between thirty and fifty percent.  Anything above sixty percent can lead to issues with air quality and damage to the home. Mold and mildew growth, larger dust mite population, damage to wood furnishings, and aggravated symptoms of asthma and allergies are some of the consequences.  I tried setting up a couple of room dehumidifiers, but they were costly to run. I got aggravated by needing to continually needing to empty the collected water. I finally hired a local HVAC contractor to install a whole house dehumidifier. I only need the one dehumidifier to manage the needs of the entire house.  It incorporated into the existing ductwork, allowing it to impact every room. It runs alongside the air conditioner, but can also be controlled independently. This has lessened the workload of the air conditioner, and it runs more efficiently because it’s simply cooling the air rather than struggling to dehumidify it.  Whole house dehumidifiers are available in a variety of sizes and include a drainage line, so I never need to empty the water pan. The permanently installed dehumidifier is four times more efficient than the portable room dehumidifier. It also double as an air filtration unit, because it effectively traps contaminants as the air passes through.  

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