Today’s homes are built for energy efficiency. In these tighter environments, there are moisture and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). These homes are given more efficient air conditioners (single speed) that cool the home quickly and do so while using less energy than older systems. However, systems that run less also remove less humidity. In order to get better dehumidification, we find ourselves overcooling our homes.
So many times, air conditioning is not the total answer to making your home healthier and more comfortable. You want to maintain relative humidity between 45-55% in the summertime. Every installation is different, and many times a whole-house dehumidifier is the only solution. You can try to use portable dehumidifiers, however, these solutions only treat just a single room and portable dehumidifiers require you to do maintenance and empty the water reservoir regularly.
Using a Whole House Dehumidifier
When you use a whole-house dehumidifier, you will remove up to 135 pints of moisture per day; that is the equivalent of up to 16 gallons!