Temperatures play a vital role in determining the comfort level in your home. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that humidity plays a part as well. which is something that a lot of homeowners tend to forget. 

In warm weather, the evaporation of the sweat coming from your pores is what helps cool your body down. But if the humidity level–the amount of moisture in the air–is too high, the evaporation rate decreases. This results in that sticky feeling on your skin you often experience during humid conditions. 

Installing a dehumidifier is one way to reduce indoor humidity and raise comfort levels in your home. Having an idea of how a dehumidifier works can help you understand which features you should be looking for when it’s time to shop for one. Anderson Refrigeration, one of the top heating contractors in the state, elaborates on these below. 

How Do Dehumidifiers Work?

The way a dehumidifier removes water from the air depends on what type it is. The most popular type of dehumidifier is the refrigerant type. First the warm, humid air is sucked in by the dehumidifier, after which it passes through a coil. Moisture condenses on the coil and the resulting cool, dry air is blown into your home by its fan. 

How to Choose the Right Dehumidifer for Your Home

Much like the way you would choose an air conditioning unit, dehumidifiers should be selected based on where it will be installed. The larger the room, the larger the capacity needs to be. 

Listed below are the different capacities of dehumidifiers: 

  • Small-Capacity Dehumidifiers – (Remove 40 pints of moisture per day) – These are suitable for small spaces like bedrooms and offices. 

  • Medium-Capacity Dehumidifiers – (Remove 60 pints of moisture per day)  – These are best suited for medium-to-large living and crawl spaces. 

  • Large-Capacity Dehumidifiers – (remove 90 pints of moisture per day) – This type is recommended for combatting excessive humidity in large spaces. 

Still not sure which type to choose? When it doubt, it’s best to consult an experienced HVAC contractor.  

Anderson Refrigeration, a Carrier® Factory-Authorized Dealer, offers HVAC repair services and premium dehumidifiers. For inquiries about our premium dehumidifiers, call us at (575) 446-4923 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Alamogordo and La Luz, NM. 

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