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Dehumidification: Say That Three Times Fast!

June 4, 2015

Did you know Ductless Heat Pumps not only heat and cool, but can also dehumidify the air in your home? This operation can influence the comfort level of your home environment and help save you money which is always a good thing.

Don’t let this smile fool you!!

Dehumidification, the process of removing excess moisture from the air, has several beneficial effects in your home.

  • During the summer, if the indoor air is kept less humid, you are able to stay more comfortable at a higher temperatures. Being able to set that thermostat a little bit higher translates into savings on your utility bill.
  • This feature also prevents over cooling, which can tend to happen when the indoor air contains more moisture, as comfort drops and you lower the thermostat to stay cool. This is a common occurrence with free standing or window air conditioning units as they do not remove moisture and can often increase the indoor humidity levels. You end up having to set the temperature very low to stay moderately comfortable Avoiding overcooling helps to save on energy use
  • When the colder temperatures of winter arrive, less humid indoor air can reduce condensation on window and ceilings and even control the formation of indoor mold.
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