I live far enough south that the heat is just about a year round issue.
There is no need for any type of heating system because the temperature never drops below fifty degrees.
A central air conditioner is essential because the temperature often climbs into the triple digits. Fortunately, technology has improved the efficiency and capacity of modern air conditioners. These advanced systems are able to automatically adjust speed to meet changing demands. The ability to operate at lower speeds for longer cycles uses less energy and maintains more consistent indoor temperature. The extended run times are also better at combating excess humidity. However, air conditioners aren’t designed to handle moisture. The system pulls heat out of the air to create a cooling effect. A dedicated dehumidifier is necessary to extract moisture. If there’s high levels of moisture in the air, it feels warmer and sticky. An abundance of humidity causes discomfort and fatigue. It creates the ideal environment for bacteria, dust mites, mold, mildew and all sorts of harmful contaminants. It can cause wood furnishings to swell and warp and be blamed for headaches, sore throats, congestion, sneezing and coughing. Whole-house dehumidifiers treat the air as it passes through the air conditioner, extracting moisture. With humidity levels maintained within the idea range, I’m able to set a higher thermostat setting. The cooing unit doesn’t need to work as hard and my energy bills are much lower. The house is far more comfortable. The dehumidifier wasn’t overly expensive, operates efficiently and makes very little noise. I only need to worry about maintenance once per year. I have it serviced at the same time as the air conditioner in the late spring.