No doubt about it – the humidity in Shreveport, Alexandria and the surrounding areas tends to be pretty high no matter what time of year it is. And while your home may be “tight” – that is, designed to keep outside air from getting in – it’s inevitable that some of that humidity is going to make its way into your house. It’s kind of like carbon build-up in a car engine; it’s generally OK as long as it doesn’t get to be too much. After all, high levels of humidity can not only cause you to be uncomfortable, but lead to the growth of mildew, mold and other types of nasty bacteria. And while your air conditioning system does a pretty good job combatting this, there are other tools you can use to be even more effective.
Enter the dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are fantastic at removing the dampness in your indoor air. After all, that’s what they’re built for! As such, they are highly effective at controlling the potential for mold and mildew growth.
There are several different types of dehumidifiers available. Each has their own unique properties and means of dehumidifying the air. They include:
Whole home dehumidifiers.
- As the name suggests, these dehumidifiers are powerful units designed to dehumidify an entire house.
- These collect indoor air, pass it through a heat pump and redistribute it throughout the home as warm, dry air.
- They’re placed in – you guessed it – the basement, where mold and mildew growth is common.
Chemical absorbent dehumidifiers.
- These use a silica gel to expel damp air through an exterior vent, thus removing that air from the house.
A dehumidifier and air conditioning system combo makes a great team when it comes to keeping the air in your home clean and comfortable. Southern Air offers a number of dehumidifiers and humidifiers that, working together with your HVAC unit, can successfully achieve this purpose. If you’re interested in learning more – or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our service technicians – contact Southern Air. We’ve been dehumidifying homes in and around Shreveport, Alexandria and the surrounding areas since 1994.
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