In the most basic terms, humidity is the amount of water in the air around us. It is a natural occurrence that is more prevalent in some areas of the country than others. Sometimes, due to a number of different factors, there may also be excessive humidity in one or more rooms in a residence or business. This additional moisture not only can cause discomfort to individuals present in these areas, but can wreak havoc on furniture, walls and floors over time. For an expert evaluation of the air in your structure, contact the professionals at Complete Mechanical for HVAC service in Seattle.
There are advantages and disadvantages to a dehumidifier that serves the entire building. The benefits of this unit are that the dehumidifier operates automatically. It reduces the humidity as necessary. As the system is attached to the furnace, it saves space and is not an unsightly addition to a room.
A dehumidifier is also low-maintenance. It can be connected to the building’s drainage system so that there is never any need to empty the water that has accumulated. Cleaning is required only occasionally. Unfortunately, a dehumidifier of this type is more expensive to install than adding a single portable unit to individual rooms.
It must also be installed by a professional who is experienced in this type of HVAC work. Not all central heating units are compatible with a whole-house dehumidifier, as well.
For questions about whether a whole-house dehumidifier would benefit your particular situation, call Complete Mechanical at (206) 337-2360 for quality HVAC service in Seattle.