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DEHUMIDIFIER SYSTEMS AND SERVICE IN GASTONIA, NC

If you’ve lived for any length of time in North Carolina, you’ll understand that high humidity is a frequent problem, especially during our summers. Humidity is foremost a comfort issue, since the higher the relative humidity, the hotter the weather feels. But there are many other problems that humidity can cause, including health complications and damage to construction material.

There’s admittedly not much you can do about humid weather when you’re outdoors. But you can lower the humidity in your home thanks to the installation of a special whole-house dehumidifier. FSM Heat & Air offers full services to install, repair, and replace dehumidifiers in Gastonia, NC and the surrounding areas. You only need to give us a call and talk to our indoor air quality specialists to find out how to improve your household environment with dehumidifiers.

HOW A DEHUMIDIFIER HELPS A HOUSE

Why is high humidity a barrier toward comfort during hot weather? The reason is not that humidity increases the heat, but that it makes the human body feel hotter. The high water moisture in the air makes it more difficult for the human body to release heat through the evaporation of sweat, and this traps extra heat. When the relative humidity is higher than 60%, it will make an 80°F day feel like it’s a 90°F day. When you have a dehumidifier that lowers humidity down below 50% (but still above 30%), you will not only feel much more comfortable, but you’ll end up saving energy because you’ll need to run your household air conditioning system far less.

There are other benefits as well to using a dehumidifier to balance indoor humidity. It will prevent the development of molds that can send toxic spores around the house. This is particularly helpful for people with allergies and asthma. A dehumidifier also reduces water damage, wood rot, and mildew that can eat through drywall.

LET A PROFESSIONAL FIND THE BEST DEHUMIDIFIER FOR YOU

Your air conditioner has some dehumidifying properties, but it isn’t enough to make a difference: if your home has high humidity, you need to have a special whole–house dehumidifier installed into the HVAC system. The dehumidifier removes moisture from the air using a refrigerant coil, and then re–heats the air to make sure it doesn’t interfere with the operation of the AC. In order for this system to work accurately, it must have a professional HVAC technician first select the right size of unit (you don’t want a dehumidifier that will make your home too dry) and then integrate it into the HVAC system for proper operation.

DEHUMIDIFIER REPAIR AND OTHER SERVICES IN GASTONIA

Most homes in the Gastonia, NC area will benefit from a whole–house dehumidifier, and the place to call to have one installed is FSM Heat & Air. We provide many indoor air quality solutions, including for humidifiers so you can have great humidity balance around the year. If you need to have dehumidifier repaired because the system has stopped working or isn’t working to the best of its abilities, we’ll get to you fast and have the system up and running once again—or else we can arrange to have it replaced. Whatever you need to enjoy better comfort in your home, we’ll take care of it.

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