What’s the Difference Between a Humidifier and Dehumidifier

June 6, 2018

Air conditioning and HVAC systems provide comfortable climate control in homes and other structures. Although some people may believe that these systems have a uniform if not a generic design, nothing could be further from the truth. A unit installed in a humid area such as Miami functions differently than one serving a home in a desert climate such as Las Vegas. The best systems available for use in San Antonio, Texas, and surrounding areas are those suited for our annual climate and humidity levels. In some regions, HVAC systems and smaller, stand-alone units act as humidifiers. In other locations, the goal is to dehumidify the air. What is a Humidifier? Humidifiers add moisture to the air. Point-of-use humidifiers increase the relative humidity in a room or small space, while HVAC units in drier climates perform a similar function throughout a structure. Humidifiers are frequently used in drier climates and desert areas, regions that have low levels of moisture in the air. In such areas, our bodies experience water loss and a greater chance for respiratory illness without sufficient liquids. Books, furniture, and other organic items (materials with carbon within them) tend to bend, shrink, or become very brittle. Static...

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