Dehumidification and How It Impacts Your Air Conditioning

Dehumidification and How It Impacts Your Air Conditioning

  • July 23, 2015

Dehumidification is the process of reducing the moisture in the air of an enclosed space and keeping it at a relatively low level. In Sherman, Texas, where hot temperatures and high humidity levels wreak havoc on homeowners during the summer, it’s especially important to pay attention to how much moisture is in your home’s air. Let’s see how dehumidification impacts your home’s air conditioning system so you can make the most of its benefits.

 

Dehumidification Helps With Corrosion

The steel parts that compose your air conditioner won’t rust if the air in contact with the surface has a relative humidity reading of below 50 percent. Dehumidification, which is the most efficient and least expensive way to drastically decrease humidity levels inside a home, helps homeowners save on maintenance and repairs that result from corrosion. If you want to prevent corrosion to your HVAC system, and improve the effectiveness of cooling your indoor air, consider a state-of-the-art whole-home dehumidifier.

 

Dehumidification Helps With Condensation

Although condensation can also lead to corrosion, one of the costliest impacts it can have to your air conditioning unit involves the electrical system. Moisture won’t condense on any surface if the air in contact with it has a dew-point that’s lower than the surface temperature. If it’s higher, condensation will occur on your air conditioner’s surfaces. This could lead to water getting into your electrical system and shortening the circuits. To avoid this expensive mistake, dehumidify your home! It’s also possible that if the condensate line isn’t cleaned periodically, it can become clogged and condensation could collect and overflow the condensation pan causing water damage.

Of course, there are many other impacts that dehumidification have, specifically on your health. If you dehumidify your home, you reduce the risk of and eliminate harmful indoor pollutants like mold, bacteria and offensive odors. This is especially important to improving your indoor air quality and your home’s health rating.

For more information about how you can make your home’s indoor environment and air conditioning unit healthier, check out this blog post on how to clean your home’s air or call us at (903) 200-4584.