The luxury apartments were almost complete, and we were all excited.
Mom was a great real estate investor and had outdone herself with this new building.
It was in a prime location overlooking the ocean and was almost all sold out even before construction was complete. When potential buyers knew it was our family doing the work, demand had gone up immediately. Uncle Mike ran a successful AC installation company and did an excellent job at the luxury apartments. We went to test the AC units and see how they performed against the hot and humid air. The AC systems were excellent, but something was missing. Uncle Mike advised us it was better to also invest in a dehumidifier for each of them. These would connect to the AC unit and improve the indoor conditions. The dehumidifier did more than extract extra humidity in the apartments. The device would prevent moisture from accumulating in certain parts of the rooms. Moisture accumulation was responsible for mold and mildew growth. In case that happened, it would compromise the health status of all occupants in the building. Another issue a dehumidifier would solve is condensation in the apartments. The walls had wallpaper which would quickly start peeling due to the excess moisture in the air. Mom was worried that moisture in the apartments being in such a humid area would cause musty odors. Musty odors were a considerable problem when new occupants got to the houses and started to complain about them. So, mom accepted the installation idea suggested by my Uncle Mike, and he began searching for the best quality dehumidifiers. We needed the work completed quickly because buyers were already calling to come and view the show house before completing the purchase process.