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Washington, DC Dehumidifier Services by Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

You may be asking, “Doesn’t my air conditioner already dehumidify the air?” The answer is yes, but when the humidity is extremely high and/or occurs over a long period of time, your AC will be challenged to remove all that excess humidity. When you have a whole home dehumidifier, the excess humidity inside your home is removed before it can circulate into your system or your home, making the air dryer and more comfortable. The key to gaining the benefits of your dehumidifier lay in expert installation and service, and this is where the pros at Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling come in. We can install and service your dehumidifier so that it offers years of moisture removal. Call us today and see what a whole home dehumidifier can do for you!

Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling provides dehumidifier services in Washington, DC and the surrounding areas.

Problems that Develop from Excess Moisture

You know that excess moisture in your home can cause you high levels of discomfort, but did you also know that it can cause damage? First, one of the biggest problems caused by extra moisture is the development of mold and mildew. These two biological contaminants can damage lots of different type of property, including all kinds of fabrics, linens, photos, clothing and furniture. Second, excess moisture can make your environment miserable for any allergy sufferers in your home thanks to clinging contaminants and the thriving of other ones, like dust mites. Lastly, excess moisture can affect the wood structure of your home by causing it to become soft. But with a whole home dehumidifier, you can alleviate and eliminate many of these problems.

How Does a Dehumidifier Work?

So how does a dehumidifier remove the extra moisture from your home? It’s actually a fairly simple process. The dehumidifier’s fan draws your warm indoor air over a cold coil. Once the warm air meets the cold coil inside the dehumidifier, the moisture condenses into water. This water is collected and drained from the dehumidifier and your AC system by a condensate drainpipe. The newly dried air then passes over a warm coil and is blended into the air in your AC system.

Is a Dehumidifier Good for My AC?

The simple answer is yes, it is. Why? A whole home dehumidifier does what an individual room dehumidifier can’t: it integrates seamlessly with your AC system and dehumidifies all the air in your home, not just the air in a small area. Dehumidifying the air on a whole home basis takes the extra work load off your AC system to do so. In turn, this reduces the wear and tear level on your home air conditioner. It also reduces the amount of energy the system uses because it doesn’t have to work as hard – an energy savings you’ll see in your monthly utility bill. Let our experts help you feel cooler and have better AC functioning – call us today and schedule an appointment for whole home dehumidifier services!