The spring season is here in Chicago with all its warmth and coziness. But high levels of humidity can make this beautiful season a little unbearable for many homeowners. As of March 26th, 5 PM, the humidity rates recorded in Chicago were 94 percent—one of the days when you feel like it’s possible to slash the air with a knife.
This level of moisture in the air can wreak havoc to your peace, your furniture, and other interior components of your home. To maintain a cozy and comforting indoor atmosphere, you need to eliminate humidity from inside your home, and that’s the job of your air conditioner. However, adding a dehumidifier to your HVAC system can boost the efficiency of your air conditioner under such high humidity levels.
Ahead, we have explained everything that you need to know before installing a dehumidifier in your home.
How does a dehumidifier work?
As the name suggests, a dehumidifier removes excess moisture from indoor air. These small, portable equipment come in a variety of sizes. Some dehumidifiers are designed to eliminate humidity from one room at one time, while others may be enough for your entire home altogether. Their working mechanism is similar to that of an air conditioner; they draw in moist air, regulate it through the refrigerant coils, and then release condensed air into your room. A water collection pan or bin is attached to the unit, where the moisture extracted from the air is accumulated.
How dehumidifiers increase comfort levels inside your home
If the humidity levels inside your home lie in the range of 30 percent and 50 percent, your home should feel comfortable, non-sticky, and nicely warm and cold. A moisture level lower than 30 percent means your indoor air is excessively dry. Similarly, if it’s higher than 50 percent, you will feel sweaty, agitated, and hot all the time. Higher humidity levels can make your home feel warmer than it is. For instance, if your home’s temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit, higher humidity can make it feel like 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping that in mind, when a dehumidifier eliminates moisture from your home, it also makes it more refreshing and cozier.
Why Your Chicago Home Needs a Dehumidifier
Installing a whole-home or individual room dehumidifier won’t magically improve the cooling power of your air-conditioner. Still, it can reduce the time and number of cycles it takes to cool your home. This results in lower energy consumption and lower energy bills. Also, by increasing your A/C’s efficiency, a dehumidifier can also extend its life expectancy.
If you’re looking for top-quality dehumidifier installation Chicago, get in touch with our expert technicians at Global Heating and Cooling. We offer maintenance, repair, and replacements for a variety of other HVAC components including furnaces, radiators, heat pumps, air conditioners, boilers, snow melt systems, thermostats, and many others.
For more information about our air conditioner repair service 60622, call us at (773) 801-3734!