Are Dehumidifiers Good for Air Purification?

January 10, 2021

Many factors play a role in the comfort of your Louisville home. While the temperature of the air plays a role, there are other components required to truly make your home comfortable. Two of these components are the humidity and purity of your home’s indoor air. Fortunately, the pros at Murphy Company Heating & Cooling can help you with both of these comfort factors. To understand how you can take care of both of these components with one machine, keep reading to learn more about dehumidifiers.

What Is a Dehumidifier?

A dehumidifier is a device that is designed to remove excess moisture from the air in your home. A dehumidifier operates similarly to an air conditioner because it utilizes a condenser to condense the water vapor in the air as the air passes over the cold coils in the dehumidifier. Many dehumidifiers have a small heating element that heats the air before it leaves the unit so that the temperature balances out.

How Does a Dehumidifier Purify the Air?

Except for the smallest dehumidifiers, most dehumidifiers from Murphy Company Heating & Cooling have an onboard air filter. This air filter works similarly to the air filter in your HVAC system, only smaller. As air passes through the dehumidifier, any large dust particles in the air get trapped in the filter so that they don’t reenter the air. This is important both to protect the dehumidifier and to purify your home’s air.

Considering Other Purity Factors

All types of dehumidifiers from Murphy Company Heating & Cooling, whether they have a filter or not, play a role in the purity of your home’s air. That’s because dehumidifiers, by removing excess moisture from the air, help to prevent mold and mildew growth in your home. Since mold is one of the most common contaminants found in indoor air, anything that you can do to reduce mold in your home will lead to healthier air.

We’ve Got You Covered

When it comes to keeping your family safe and healthy, the pros at Murphy Company Heating & Cooling have got you covered. We can take care of whole-home dehumidifier installation, air conditioner and furnace installation and repair, plus ductless mini-split installation. Serving Louisville for over 45 years, Murphy Company Heating & Cooling is completely committed to your satisfaction. To learn more about the benefits of dehumidifiers, contact us at Murphy Company Heating & Cooling today.

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