Benefits of Dehumidifiers in the Summer

If there’s one thing you can count on when summer arrives, it’s that high levels of humidity aren’t far behind. More than the heat we experience in Modesto, it’s the humidity that can really make it uncomfortable. Fortunately, there’s a solution to this sticky and uncomfortable problem: a dehumidifier. Using a dehumidifier in your house has many benefits that we at Honey's Air & Solar think you’ll want to take advantage of. Here’s a basic explanation of just a few of these benefits.

Lower Cooling Bills

You know that the main way you keep your home cool in the summer is by running your air conditioner. What you may not know is just how your air conditioner works to cool the air in your house. Essentially, your air conditioner serves two functions: to remove humidity from the air and to draw heat out of your residence. Your air conditioner works to remove humidity because air with a lower moisture content feels cooler on the skin. Therefore, if you have a dehumidifier installed by Honey's Air & Solar in your home, there will always be a device working to remove humidity from the air, meaning the air will feel cooler. Since the air feels cooler, you won’t have to run your air conditioner as often, resulting in lower bills during the summer months.

Smooth Operation

Besides making the air uncomfortable, high levels of humidity can have other negative side effects. One of these side effects is sticking doors in your house. Since your interior doors and door frames are made of wood, they’re able to absorb moisture in the form of humidity. If the humidity levels are high, the doors and door frames will absorb so much moisture that it causes them to expand. This will result in them sticking together, making it far more difficult to open your doors. If you keep the humidity levels low enough with a dehumidifier from Honey's Air & Solar, though, there won’t be enough moisture to cause the doors and door frames to expand, ensuring smooth door operation throughout the summer.

Healthy Home

Another benefit of using a dehumidifier in your house is that it keeps the indoor air clean and healthy. If too much moisture stays in your home, it can create an ideal environment for the growth of mildew. This can lead to uncomfortable respiratory irritation for you and your family. Therefore, it’s important to keep the relative humidity in your residence at a low level to help discourage the growth of mildew and other potentially harmful organisms. Even if the humidity outside isn’t particularly high, you can run into situations where a pipe leak or some other problem within your home can cause high humidity levels, meaning that a dehumidifier from Honey's Air & Solar is important to have at all times.

A Trusted Team

Installing a dehumidifier in your house can be a major undertaking. If you opt to go with a whole-home dehumidifier, it’s important that the company you choose to install it is properly equipped to calculate the size of dehumidifier that’s appropriate for your property. The dehumidifier should also be properly arrayed with your other HVAC components to ensure they all operate together without causing any issues. At Honey's Air & Solar, we take pride in staying on the cutting edge of HVAC equipment developments. That’s why we’re well-suited to provide extra comfort for your house in the form of a dehumidifier. We can also keep you comfortable by installing, repairing, and maintaining your furnace and air conditioner throughout the year. Plus, we can test your indoor air quality to make sure your dehumidifier is doing its job of keeping your air healthy.

If you’re in need of other home services, we’ve got you covered there as well. We install whole-house fans to help keep your attic properly ventilated. Additionally, we offer generator services to provide backup power if your power should ever be interrupted. Solar arrays, water heaters, and new windows round out our service offerings.

Of course, while it’s great to have a variety of services available, the services don’t mean much if they’re not backed by a trustworthy and experienced company. At Honey's Air & Solar, we take pride in our work and in our community, which is why we’ve received the “Best of 209” award and the “People Love Us On Yelp” award. Plus, one look at our countless 5-star reviews will tell you that we’re a company you can trust. If your Modesto home is feeling a little sticky for your liking, give us a call at Honey's Air & Solar today.

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