Unlock Your Energy-Saving Potential with Innovative Dehumidifiers. Our Proprietary, In-Wall and On-Wall Dehumidifiers Will Help You Save Energy at Home
When it comes to maintaining a comfortable living space, temperature control plays a crucial role. During hot and humid summer months, air conditioners are often relied upon to keep indoor environments cool and pleasant. However, there is a lesser-known energy-saving secret that can help reduce your reliance on air conditioning: using a dehumidifier. By effectively controlling humidity levels, a dehumidifier can make a significant difference in energy consumption and long-term savings.
Understanding the Relationship Between Humidity and Comfort
To grasp the importance of humidity control, it is essential to understand its impact on thermal comfort. Relative humidity refers to the amount of moisture in the air compared to the maximum amount it can hold at a particular temperature. Higher humidity levels make us feel uncomfortable by hindering our body’s natural ability to cool itself through perspiration.
According to the World Health Organization, the most comfortable indoor temperature range is 64 to 75 degrees, with humidity levels between 45% and 55%. When indoor humidity is high, air conditioners must be set at a lower temperature to make us feel comfortable. Hot summer days feel much more comfortable if the humidity is low.
How Dehumidifiers Work
Dehumidifiers are appliances designed to remove excess moisture from the air, effectively reducing humidity levels. They achieve this by drawing in moist air, which then passes over a series of cooled coils. As the air cools, the moisture condenses into water, which is collected and removed from the unit. The dehumidified air is then reheated and released back into the room.
Save Energy at Home Using a Dehumidifier
Reduced reliance on air conditioning: By lowering humidity levels, a dehumidifier allows you to set your thermostat at a higher temperature while maintaining the same level of comfort. Although dehumidifiers do not cool your house, they take out the muggy feeling in your air and make it drier. Since the human body perceives lower humidity as a cooler environment, with drier air, you can raise the thermostat by a few degrees without sacrificing comfort. As a result, your air conditioner will run less frequently, leading to reduced energy consumption.
Increased energy efficiency: Air conditioners not only cool the air but also dehumidify it to some extent. However, the dehumidification process in air conditioners is often less efficient compared to dedicated dehumidifiers whose sole purpose is dehumidification. Today’s air conditioners only run periodically when needed to lower the temperature, so they only control humidity while they are running. Using an energy-efficient dehumidifier removes excess moisture, so you can raise your indoor temperature and run your air conditioner less, while maintaining the same level of comfort, saving money and wear and tear on the air conditioning unit. This lets the air conditioner focus on its primary task of cooling the air, resulting in improved energy efficiency.
Long-term cost savings: The energy-saving benefits of using a dehumidifier can lead to significant cost savings over time. Installing a dehumidifier will not only help to maintain a comfortable humidity level, but will also take some strain off your AC unit, lowering its energy usage and your monthly bills.
Using dehumidifiers strategically can help reduce your overall energy consumption. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), dehumidifiers are HVAC devices that affect IAQ using low electricity usage. On average, a standard 35 pint dehumidifier will consume between 300 and 500 watts of electricity while an AC unit can consume 2,000 to 5,000 watts, depending on the type of AC unit that is being used, window or central, along with the size of the house. Said another way, the average daily cost to run a dehumidifier is $.03 per hour, or $.72/day, while the daily cost to run your air conditioner is $.22 per hour, which equals $5.28/day. That doesn’t sound too impressive on a daily basis, but over time, the savings earned running a dehumidifier more and an air conditioner less can be significant.
Extended lifespan of HVAC systems: High indoor humidity levels can place additional strain on your HVAC systems by requiring them to run longer and harder to control thermal levels and often results in uneven cooling and cold, clammy air. By using a dehumidifier to maintain optimal humidity levels, your air conditioner doesn’t need to work so hard, leading to increased longevity and efficiency of your HVAC system.
Create Energy Efficiency with a Dehumidifier
Installing a dehumidifier to your home can protect your health, comfort, home appliances, and your money. When it comes to achieving a comfortable living space while maximizing energy efficiency, using a dehumidifier can be a game-changer. By reducing humidity levels, a dehumidifier allows you to set your thermostat at a higher temperature without sacrificing comfort, resulting in reduced reliance on air conditioning and significant energy savings. The long-term cost savings, improved energy efficiency, and extended lifespan of HVAC systems make using a dehumidifier a wise investment for any homeowner.
Innovative Dehumidifier Systems is dedicated to improving air quality, reducing energy usage, and preventing mold and mildew in your home. Innovative Dehumidifier Systems offers tankless in-wall and on-wall units with ozone-free bi-polar ionizers. Our in-wall and on-wall units also have a filter maintenance LED light on the cover making it simple for all users to know when maintenance is required, along with an easy access MERV-8 filter. Visit our website or contact us to find the best unit for you and start saving energy at home now.