Gaithersburg 5/27/2019 6:41:40 AM
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How Does A Dehumidifier Work Answered By Gaithersburg HVAC Contractors

Gaithersburg, Maryland (Findit) May 27, 2019 - The Gaithersburg HVAC contractors at Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning recently published a blog answering the question "How does a dehumidifier work?" and providing readers with information about their importance. Dehumidifiers can help make your home more comfortable as the seasons change. In the springtime, as the weather gets rainier and warmer, the humidity levels in your home may need adjusting in order to remain at ideal levels.

Dehumidifiers are used to decrease the humidity in your home. They take in air from the room, then pass it over freezing cold pipes that turn the moisture in the air back into water. This water collects in the dehumidifier and must be emptied periodically. The dehumidified air can then be reheated and passed out of the machine. Through this process, your air is purified and its temperature is regulated, creating ideal home conditions. Installing a dehumidifier requires technical expertise and should be handled by a professional HVAC contractor, who will be able to provide information about the type of humidifier ideal for your home.

High humidity in your home can cause a number of problems. Aside from creating hot, sticky, and uncomfortable living temperatures, it can also create mold and rust in your clothing and electronics. Humidity can also encourage the growth of bacteria, viruses, mites, and fungi, which in turn result in respiratory infections and other illnesses. Maintaining a proper level of humidity in your home can therefore protect your property and your health, making a dehumidifier an important investment. If your home is allowed to retain too much moisture, you may find yourself paying more in healthcare and replacement purchases.

Contact Presidential Heating & Air for more information about dehumidifiers and to install one in your home. In addition to its dehumidifier services, Presidential Heating & Air provides air conditioning, heat pump, furnace, duct, geothermal, and refrigeration services. Its experienced contractors can provide free estimates and advice on which dehumidifiers best suit your home's needs.

The firm can be contacted online at or by phone at 301-900-5559. The company is headquartered at 8000 Cessna Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20879.