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Dehumidifier Systems and Service in Miami, FL
You’ve probably heard the phrase “at least it’s a dry heat!” more than once in your life. It is annoying, and often unhelpful, but it does have a ring of truth to it. Humidity levels that are too high actually do have a negative effect on both yourself and the surrounding environment. If you don’t do something to maintain healthy humidity levels in your home, you may find yourself discovering first-hand how miserable chronically high humidity can actually be.
Altman Air, Inc. offers a full range of dehumidifier services throughout Miami, FL. Whether you need a dehumidifier installed, repaired, maintained, or serviced, our team of professionals is glad to help you out. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our dehumidifier experts.
Why Dehumidifiers Are Necessary
Your body is mostly comprised of water, which means (among other things) that it requires a certain level of moisture in the air in order to operate properly. When the air in your home is too humid, it raises the evaporation point of liquids. This includes sweat, which is why humid days seem to be so much hotter than dry days. The sweat takes longer to evaporate, which means your body takes longer to cool off.
Chronically high humidity affects more than your comfort, though. A home with high humidity has a much higher chance of developing all sorts of mold growth in its darker places, like in the walls and in cabinets. There are many different kinds of mold, and some common household varieties can be quite dangerous if inhaled. This is one of the main reasons that you don’t want to just ignore high humidity conditions.
How a Dehumidifier Works
There are two primary types of dehumidifier. The first works like a sort of combination air conditioner and heater. The dehumidifier cools air down past the dew point, so it will deposit its moisture on the coil. The moisture is then drained away through the condensate drain. The system then warms the air back up to room temperature before releasing it into the home.
The second type of dehumidifier is the desiccant variety. Desiccant dehumidifiers use solid chemical materials to suck all of the moisture out of the air. This is often done by positioning the desiccants on a slowly rotating wheel. As the wet portions of the wheel turn, they come into contact with a part of the system that will dry them out, so that they can resume removing moisture from the air.
We Install, Repair, Maintain, and Replace Dehumidifiers
Installing a dehumidifier isn’t easy. It requires a fair bit of alterations to the ductwork in your home, as well as a bit of electrical work. Because of the possibility of a severe electric shock, you should never attempt to install a dehumidifier on your own. If you need a dehumidifier installed, let us handle it for you.
Dehumidifiers also suffer wear and tear, like any other system. That means that they will require occasional repair and maintenance services. If you’re not sure whether your dehumidifier is working correctly, call Altman Air, Inc. and we’ll take a look at it for you. We offer comprehensive dehumidifier services throughout Miami, FL.