Although our primary residence is up in the northern part of the country, my fiance Richard as well as I also own a small house down south near the coast. We together spend a combined total of four to five months in our little holiday house down south. Richard as well as I do our best to completely avoid the serious summer dredge as well as the icy cold temperatures and snow up north. By the time we get to our southern home, the locale has sat empty for quite some time with no AC. While we’re away, we shut off everything short of a single electrical outlet. That is just to keep the refrigerator as well as the security cameras operating. I thought that there was no need to run an air conditioner to cool an empty house. However, Richard and myself soon realized that moisture was causing visible damage. The high humidity was leading to condensation, which encourages mold and mildew growth. We were both anxious about the integrity of the structure as well as furnishings, and also the air quality. We together explained our situation to a local heating, ventilation and A/C business, who advocated a whole-house dehumidifier. Although the dehumidifier is incorporated into the air conditioner, it operates independently. Both of us can operate the dehumidifier as well as regulate moisture levels without needing to run the cooling system. The dehumidifier extracts excess humidity from the air, as well as lets us to customize levels to our preferences. When we’re in residence, we’ve found that the dehumidifier has greatly improved comfort as well as allows us to get by with a higher temperature control device settings. We’ve reduced our quarterly utility bills as well as lessened the workload of the air conditioner. The house no longer feels sticky or smells musty, as well as I don’t need to clean as often.