As the saying goes, its not the heat that gets you its the humidity. Here in Texas we know all too well that the heat can get to you just as much, but temperatures have a way of feeling worse when accompanied with high humidity. Aside from just the comfort aspect there is a health side to consider as well as the effects it has on building materials. As our home construction becomes more and more efficient the air that passes throughout the home becomes circulated less and air conditioners are not needed to be running and conditioning the air 24/7. This can leave your home with a bit too much humidity for anyones ease of mind.
Whole home dehumidifiers can be a fix for this, but we recommend checking a few things first to keep from applying a band aid to a bigger issue. First you will want to check your homes seal and make sure that the humidity is not coming in from another area or from a water source in your home. The best way to check the seal is by doing a blower door test and seeing if there are any major airgaps that need addressed. Once you are sure the seal and water in your home are not the issue, make sure you have done a Manual J, D, S on your hvac system to ensure that it is the right size and is functioning as it should be.
If all of these are in order than a whole home dehumidifier may be for you!
A whole home dehumidifier can operate through your existing ductwork or on its own duct system to provide dehumidification to different rooms in your home, and will operate on a humidistat control.