June 24, 2013
“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity!” We hear that phrase often in the humid Southwest Florida area.
And it’s true, humidity is a big comfort killer here--even when your air conditioner is running!
The answer seems obvious: Get a dehumidifier.
But what kind? Portable or whole-home? To help you decide, here are some pros and cons of each.
There are 3 factors to think about:
Let’s tackle these one at a time.
Considering that West Florida’s high humidity isn’t seasonal, you’ll need your unit to dehumidify frequently throughout the year. In that case, investing in a whole-home humidifier makes economical sense.
If you have a smaller home, or just want to dehumidify a single room (like a bedroom or living room) then portable makes the best choice.
Portables are usually in the $100s, whereas a whole-home (after installation) costs over $1,000.
Want to learn more about dehumidifiers? Ask one of our experts for help.
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