Dehumidifiers help you maintain the ideal humidity level in your home. They are an important element of home comfort and they also help reduce the risk of mould and mildew growth that can lead to that musty smell. They work by extracting water from the air, so are ideal in households where the air tends to be heavy and “moist”. Because they can be expensive, a good tip is to use your ductless heat pump as a dehumidifier. Here we explain how.
How Using Your AC Helps Dehumidify Air
Your ductless heat pump helps cycle the air throughout your home and HVAC system. As it does this, it can also work as a dehumidifier because the job of a dehumidifier is to collect moisture and remove it from the air in your home. In the case of your ductless heat pump, its job is to collect hot air and replace it with cooler air. If your home has excess moisture some of it gets pulled out of the space along with the hot air during this process.
Dry Air Feature on Your Ductless Heat Pump
The secret to using your ductless heat pump as a dehumidifier lies in an often overlooked feature: the dry air mode. Many people don’t even realize they have this feature as it is often shown on your control panel as nothing more than a water drop. This makes its function a little less obvious compared to the telltale snowflake that indicates cool air. Although not every ductless heat pump has a dry air feature, that helps reduce humidity in your home.
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How Does the Dry Air Feature on Your Ductless Heat Pump Work?
If you find the dry function on your ductless heat pump, it is the perfect way to control humidity in your home. When you switch your ductless heat pump to this setting, the system takes the air from the room along with any moisture and exchanges that moist air for dry air. The result is a more comfortable, less humid feeling in your home.
Why Choose a Ductless Heat Pump with Dry Mode?
Ductless Heat Pumps with dry mode allow you to choose between cooling or drying the air. It is an energy-efficient choice as you don’t have to run both a dehumidifier and your ductless heat pump at the same time. As well, you just use it when you need it. Your cooling setting is used in the deep heat of the summer, while your dry mode is perfect for those days when you have hot, humid air in the home. With the dry mode, you use less energy which reduces your energy bills while also reducing your carbon footprint.
What are the Benefits of Dry Air?
Dry air created by dehumidifiers can provide many benefits including:
- Reduced allergy symptoms such as wheezing, eye irritation, and sneezing
- Helps manage asthma
- Controls dangerous mould growth
- Makes the air in your home feel more comfortable
- Reduces pests like silverfish and spiders
- Reduces air conditioner use as drier air feels cooler
Your HVAC professional can show you how to make the most of your HVAC system. Contact Guelph ClimateCare today. We’ll tell you what features you have, point out when it’s time for a new installment, and help you maintain the ideal temperature and air quality in your home.