Requiring a dehumidifier in Tuscaloosa

The heat and humidity in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is a problem for the majority of the year.

Hot and moist conditions are the ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold and mildew.

Dust mites and cockroaches thrive. Health concerns include headaches, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, itchy eyes and aggravated symptoms of asthma and allergies. There are concerns with musty smells and damage to wood furnishings. I noticed condensate running down my window pains, discoloring the sills and leading to mildew. I found mold growing on my leather shoes and purses and had troubles with wooden doors not closing properly. I lowered the thermostat and ran the air conditioner non stop. It added to the wear and tear on the cooling system. The increased energy usage added up to much higher electric bills. Unfortunately, I didn’t solve the problem. Over-cooling the house didn’t get rid of the moisture. I bought a portable dehumidifier, but it simply created a lot of work. If I failed to empty the reservoir multiple ties per day, the standing water smelled unpleasant and presented a health concern. I finally contacted a local Tuscaloosa HVAC contractor for a recommendation. He suggested that I install a whole-home dehumidifier. The dehumidifier pulls water out of the air as it passes through the air conditioner. When the humidity level is kept within an ideal range, the air feels cooler at a higher thermostat setting. The house is more comfortable and I pay less in monthly utility bills. I sleep better at night and have more energy during the day. The dehumidifier runs quietly and requires only annual maintenance.

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