Humidity is one of the most uncomfortable parts of summer weather in Palm Beach, and your air conditioner is an absolute must if you want your home to remain comfortable all year round. But if you’re looking for ways to cut the amount of money that you spend keeping your home at a comfortable temperature, you should look at the financial pros and cons of buying a whole-house dehumidifier.

Financial Benefits of a Whole-House Dehumidifier

One of the top financial benefits of a whole-house dehumidifier is that they cost less to run than an air conditioner, so if you want to get rid of the humidity without worrying about a temperature change in your home, they can save you a good amount of money on operation costs. Additionally, since Palm Beach tends to be humid even in the winter when the temperatures are lower, you might want to run the dehumidifier exclusively rather than using the air conditioner.

Financial Downsides of a Whole-House Dehumidifier

Unfortunately, a whole-house dehumidifier costs typically between $1,000 and $3,000, and they usually last between eight and 15 years depending on how often they’re used. But while the initial costs of a few thousand dollars can be hard to swallow at first, you’ll notice that the hourly costs of running an air conditioner are higher than running the whole-house dehumidifier.

A Portable Dehumidifier as an Alternative

Another option is to use a portable dehumidifier, which typically lasts between three and five years but is less expensive than a whole-house dehumidifier. But depending on the size of your home, you might need more than one portable dehumidifier, which will increase the costs of this option. The cost of running a portable dehumidifier can be on par with the cost of running a whole-house dehumidifier.

Palm Beach can be pretty humid, especially in September. If you’re trying to cut down on your energy bills, you might want to talk to us at Crest Air to learn more about what a whole-house dehumidifier can do for you. We also have heating, cooling, and a variety of indoor air quality services that could make your living experience better. So give us a call today.

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