Have you ever heard the expression, “It’s hot, but not that hot? It’s a dry heat!” This seems to be something folks from Arizona say all the time. Many people are not aware that humidity affects the way we feel temperatures. Now, Arizona certainly is hot, dry or humid, it’s hot. The truth is that it’s a cooler hot. When there is a lot of water in the air, or the humidity is high, we feel hotter. Think about a warm spring day with low humidity and a light breeze. Sounds wonderful right? Now imagine a hot, humid summer day that makes you sweat, causing your shirt to stick to your back. Two days at the same temperature can feel much different due to the moisture in the air. The same can be said about the air in your home.
Adding a dehumidifier to your home can greatly increase your quality of life. A dehumidifier is essentially like a mini AC unit. It has many of the same components, including a compressor. The difference is that a dehumidifier draws moisture or water molecules out of the air and out of your home. It can be used alone, such as in a basement. Built underground, basements are notorious for being humid. Dehumidifiers can also be added to your current HVAC system through the duct work and wired into the thermostat.… Read More