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Dispelling Two Myths About Whole House Dehumidifiers


It’s no mystery that there’s enough humidity down here to make you feel like you’re drowning on the worst of days. Humidification is a leading cause of discomfort in Orlando, which is why we’ve got the tools necessary to combat it. Introducing the whole house dehumidifier, a piece of equipment that will keep the entirety of your home dry and clear of the excessive amount of water vapors that exist outside.

Though, if you’re savvy enough to be a frequent visitor of online Google searches and web forums, you’d know that there were some pretty disconcerting myths about whole-house dehumidifiers in Orlando, FL. So, we’ve written this post to try and dispel some of those myths, so that if you were originally thinking of investing in one—don’t be shy, give us a call!

Portable Vs. Whole House Dehumidifiers

While there are many myths about dehumidifiers in general, most of the myths we see are driving homeowners to pick up portable dehumidifiers. These systems, while they’ve got an initial price tag that’s much lower than a whole house dehumidifier, don’t offer the same efficiency and power that their larger sibling does.

“Whole House Dehumidifiers Are More Expensive”

This is a myth we hear all the time. Portable dehumidifiers cost less to purchase, but assuming they run for as long as a whole-house dehumidifier, they end up costing you money in energy used because of how much power they need to consume.

Whole-house dehumidifiers move a lot more air and extract significantly more moisture than a portable dehumidifier, which means they can operate in less time and use less energy. Comparisons have shown that a whole-house dehumidifier actually saves money every year on energy costs, sometimes even breaking even or saving money in total 5 years down the line!

“Whole House Dehumidifiers Require Special Electrical Service”

While we do absolutely recommend that your whole house dehumidifier get installed by a professional technician with the necessary training and expertise, these don’t function any differently than an air conditioner or air purifier.

Chances are, if you’ve got a home that’s set up with the electrical components to handle an air conditioner or an air purifier, it can handle a whole-house dehumidifier. No, you don’t have to worry about expensive electrical rewiring or any of that sort (unless you’ve got a problem already existing in your circuitry, then you should definitely get it fixed as soon as possible!).

The Right Solution

Basically, many homeowners buy portable dehumidifiers when they really should be buying a whole-house dehumidifier. More often than not, homeowners think that just a little bit of dehumidification will get the job done, and some don’t even know that whole-house systems exist. If you’re consistently dealing with a sticky and humid environment inside your home that’s contributing to your discomfort, mold growth, or destroying your property, contact our team for a quality whole house dehumidifier installation.

Give us a call at Gary Munson Heating & Air Conditioning. You will be more comfortable with the best!

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