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No matter the season, humidity control is essential to comfort and savings. In the summer when the air is naturally more humid, whole-house dehumidifiers keep moisture levels under control. The opposite is needed in the winter when the air is dry and harsh, so many southeast Michigan homeowners install whole-house humidifiers for that season. These units are integrated with the ductwork and can be shut off when not in use for a few months. Here’s what you need to know about whole-house dehumidification and humidification.


Air conditioners come with a dehumidifying function built-in, but many times this is unable to keep up with the level of moisture in the air during the summer. The result is cool but clammy air, making you feel hotter and less comfortable because of the unnatural amount of moisture in such cool air.

By adding humidity control, only a small amount of electricity is needed to draw a greater amount of water out of the air. Since dry air feels cooler than moist air, you can turn the air conditioner up two or three degrees without any change in comfort. Also, on mild days, you can run the dehumidifier without the air conditioner to save money while still feeling comfortable.

Humid summer air can cause musty smells, damage to wood furnishings and mold growth. Humidity control prevents these issues while saving you money and making you more comfortable.


Furnaces don’t come with a humidifying function, so humidity control in winter is essential for a comfortable interior. Without a humidifier, you may find yourself bumping the furnace up several degrees in order to feel warm because the air is so dry.

With humidity control, you can add moisture to the air in the winter to help you feel warmer and more comfortable. Humidifiers help prevent cracked, dry skin, damage to wood furnishings, static shock and dry sinuses.

In the end, humidity control is the key to comfort and energy savings all year round. To learn more, please contact Aladdin Heating & Cooling. We proudly serve residents of southeast Michigan.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about humidity control and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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