OK - I am not going to ask what brand or if I can connect up to my floor
drain or whatever.
I am asking about central air. It seems to me that the biggest reason, for
my personal comfort, to run AC in summer is to remove humidity. If I have a
relatively warm house but no humidity I would be quite comfortable.
Is there such a device to add to a central HVAC? I have seen add-on
humidifiers but never add-on de-humidifiers. If such a thing existed would
it be just as expensive to run as just running the AC?
I am thinking about this from a cost savings perspective mainly.
I did do a google search and found one built into a air/air exchanger/
filter device as well.
So, this got me thinking about indoor air quality as well.
The Thermastor device parts only will be $3-4K. I can probably install
myself but I'm sure I wouldn't get any payback on my energy bill at that
So, I guess I would need to figure may days of cooling reduction of I used a
central dehumidifier, figure the cost of a such a set-up, plug in my kwh
operating cost and figure out if it would pay back ever.
I am in SE PA, pretty humid at times. I had a somewhat hard time justifying
upgrading from a 10SEER to the 12 I am having put in. The cost difference
was $400. Payback for me I figure will be 7 years!
OK, so to boil it all down. Is there a way to save on AC costs via
dehumidification that doesn't have high upfront costs that would negate any