Do You Need a Dehumidifier in Florida?

Do You Need a Dehumidifier in Florida?

“You know, it’s not the heat that gets ya—it’s the humidity!”

Florida’s sweltering seasons are the things of legend, hot and humid months that drag on for eternity, making every dash to the car an exercise in testing the day’s deodorant. We sweat through our khakis, our brows glisten endlessly, our shades fog up the very instant we step outside. 

Such is life in Florida. 

Add up all this nonsense and the common sense sum is that yes, a dehumidifier sounds like a fine thing to own in Florida. But is it actually? Do you need a humidifier in Florida? Will a humidifier even make a difference in this swamp??

We’ve got your answers right here. 

Okay, what’s the deal—do I need to run a dehumidifier at all times in the Sunshine State? You sort of confused me back there.

You don’t need a dehumidifier anywhere—whether you choose to run one at all is a matter of personal comfort; a properly-running HVAC system (and home insulation) will keep your home in the proper levels of humidity. In fact, humidity levels under 30% can be detrimental to your health!

So if you do pick one up, you’ll need to find a schedule that works for you.

Well, help me out here! How long does it take for a dehumidifier to dry out a room?

As always, it depends. 

It depends on the size of the room, on the natural levels of humidity that day, on the particular unit you decide to run. As a general rule of thumb though, you can expect to feel peak results in about 12 hours. 

Can I keep a dehumidifier anywhere?

You’re gonna want to store it somewhere it can access the main airflow through the room—preferably centrally located or near a window, where it will have the most effect. 

Besides the obvious, what are some benefits I can expect from a dehumidifier?
Cleaner, lighter air helps people sleep better and breathe easier! In addition to cutting back on that sticky summer feeling, dehumidifiers increase your home’s aversion to Florida’s constant assault from mold and mildew. 

Okay, okay—how can Armstrong help me out here?

First of all, if you’re having mold and mildew issues in your home, give Armstrong a ring before you throw good money at a bad solution—your  HVAC could be wildly underperforming! 

Call us at 1-800-AC-REPAIR to schedule a free consultation, and click here to schedule a seasonal tune-up! Our 21-point service could be just the solution for your humidity woes, and it’s just $79 for total peace of mind.