Although I reside in a warm climate, my area typically tends to get a lot of rain. The summer season is hurricane season, and the weather service is constantly sending out tropical storm alerts between July and September. So far this year, we have been pretty lucky, and have avoided most of the effects of each hurricane. Even being on the outskirts of a hurricane produces a huge amount of rain. Last week, it rained heavily for 2 days straight, and many areas suffered heavy flooding. Despite the rain, my air conditioning unit is usually pretty great at decreasing the humidity levels inside my home. Earlier this month, however, the air inside my home has felt surprisingly muggy. Even running the air conditioner on high settings doesn’t seem to help with the humidity. I called my HVAC service to have them look at my air conditioner. The HVAC technician replaced the filter, and checked the coolant, and said that everything was good. I told him all about the issues with humidity, and he suggested adding a dehumidifier to help my existing HVAC system. He said that although air conditioners can remove humidity, they aren’t completely effective in every weather condition. During hurricane months, when it is especially damp and muggy outside, air conditioners are required to work extra hard to take out the humidity. The HVAC technician was kind enough to give me a listing of reliable dehumidifier brands so that I could do my own research. After talking with the HVAC specialist, I have decided to purchase a dehumidifier to help get me through the rainy summer season. Not only will installing a dehumidifier increase my indoor air quality, but it will also decrease wear on my air conditioner!