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How Does a Whole-House Dehumidifier Work?

There is nothing you can do to change the reality of the summer weather in Tennessee. It is going to be hot, and it is going to be humid. This does not mean, however, that you must put up with uncomfortably hot and humid conditions within your home in the Maryville, TN area. A central air conditioning system is an effective and efficient means of cooling an entire home, and such systems will naturally dehumidify the air during operation. This is not their primary function, however, and any real level of dehumidification requires the use of a designated whole-house dehumidifier. MK Russell & Abbott installs and services these beneficial systems.

When the weather outside is muggy and humid, your home likely will be as well. This is undesirable for a number of reasons. First of all, that damp, heavy air makes it difficult for sweat to evaporate, and can leave you feeling uncomfortable. Such conditions also promote the growth of mold and mildew, as well as the development of unpleasant, musty odors. Your air conditioner may also struggle to effectively cool a humid living space, driving up energy costs while driving down performance.

A whole-house dehumidifier can change all of that. These systems are integrated directly into your existing HVAC system. A fan in the dehumidifier draws warm, humid air into the system, where it passes over a cold coil. This causes the moisture within the air to condense, and the resulting water condensation is drained via a drainpipe. A dehumidistat controls the dehumidifier, turning it on and off according to the level of humidity sensed in the air.

If you think that a dehumidifier is the right investment for your home comfort, then contact the dehumidifier experts on the MK Russell & Abbott team. We will not only help you to find the dehumidifier which best fits your needs, but we will install that system with the greatest of care. This will help to ensure that it functions at peak performance level. After that, we can handle any other dehumidifier repair or maintenance needs that you may encounter.

Call today for quality service in the Maryville, TN region from MK Russell & Abbott.

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