Family of four plays in living room, comfortable after learning how to use a dehumidifier.

More than just heat can make you feel uncomfortable on the warmest summer days in Wisconsin—there’s also high humidity. While running your air conditioner brings your home temperature down, a dehumidifier can balance moisture so you can feel cool and comfortable again. Call RJ Heating and Air Conditioning to find out how to use a dehumidifier and improve your home’s overall comfort: 414-463-1140.

What Does a Dehumidifier Do?

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers both tackle moisture but in two very different ways. Unlike a humidifier, which brings moisture into the air, a dehumidifier does the opposite. As outdoor temperatures go up, moisture levels build, both in and outside your home. Installed alongside your HVAC system, a dehumidifier quietly runs in the background to bring that high humidity down to a normal level.

In addition to increased comfort, dehumidifier installation can also alleviate problems with allergies and asthma, get rid of mugginess in your home, and improve air ventilation. As a bonus, reduced moisture in your home air means you can run your air conditioner at a higher temperature and still stay comfortable—leading to greater savings on your home energy bill and less wear and tear on your A/C.

What Happens If There’s Too Much Humidity in Your Home Air?

If humidity levels climb in your home for an extended period, you might notice mold, mildew, and condensation begin to form. Some signs to watch out for include discoloration on wood surfaces or a musty smell that won’t go away. In severe cases, you’ll notice damaged furniture or woodwork within your home, mold spores, or warped flooring.

While some of the minor humidity problems aren’t harmful for short periods of time, considerable damage could occur if they aren’t addressed. Contaminants like mold can be harmful to your health, especially if you have allergies or asthma. Fortunately, installing a dehumidifier helps alleviate these problems.

How Do I Pick the Right Humidifier For My Home?

If you’re not sure if you need a dehumidifier in your home or need some help picking the right one for your home, let RJ Heating’s Carrier® experts help you. We’ll answer all your questions, take care of installation, and maintain your system for years to come. Either contact us online or call 414-463-1140.