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What Is Passive Dehumidification and How It Benefits You

Published on: April 25, 2012

Passive dehumidification systems are on the leading edge of air conditioner technology and advancement. These systems have the potential to increase your indoor comfort, improve the efficiency of your air conditioner and save you a significant amount of money on your monthly energy costs. Our air conditioning installation technicians explain what passive dehumidification is and how it benefits you.

 

Passive Dehumidification Systems

When it comes to new, energy efficient ways to dehumidify and cool your home, passive dehumidification systems are on the leading edge of air conditioner technology. Passive dehumidification systems are a series of two sets of pipes fitted with dampers. Incoming air through the pipes condenses moisture from the air of your home. This humidified air then cycles through the second set of pipes and the water is drained through a pipe and away from your home. Passive dehumidification works in conjunction with your air conditioning system to dehumidify the air in your home. Our air conditioning installation technicians install passive dehumidification systems in damp areas such as attics, basements and crawl spaces. Passive dehumidification systems can also be installed around your air handler or condenser unit to save space.

 

Increased Indoor Comfort

Passive dehumidification systems provide you with increased indoor comfort. By removing excess levels of humidity from your indoor air, your skin will feel less sticky and clammy. Removing humidity from the air improves the indoor air quality within your home. Humid indoor air fuels the growth of mold and mildew and may trigger allergy or asthma symptoms in sensitive individuals. In other areas of your home, such as the bathroom and kitchen where everyday activities generate moisture-laden air, a passive dehumidification system will help get rid of lingering odors and steam. Our air conditioning installation technicians resolve your indoor air quality issues and improve your comfort with today’s passive dehumidification systems.

 

Improved Air Conditioner Efficiency

Your air conditioner works hard to cool and dehumidify the air in your home. An air conditioning installation with a passive dehumidification system reduces the workload on your air conditioner. As a result of the reduced workload, your air conditioning system will cycle less frequently, saving you a significant amount of money on your monthly utility bills. Because passive dehumidification does not require any energy inputs, you will not have any ongoing costs after our air conditioning installation technicians set up the dehumidification system.

 

Lower Operating Costs

In addition to lower energy bills, a passive dehumidification system will lower the operating costs of your cooling system. Due to passive dehumidification systems not containing any mechanical parts other than the damper, you will enjoy minimal maintenance and repair costs after the initial installation is complete. Since the workload on your air conditioning system is reduced, you may also enjoy fewer air conditioning repair and service calls.