Summer has arrived and it’s humid now – which means you may be battling humidity both outside and inside your home. Our warmer months bring humid air – which can cause problems for our health, our furnishings, and our energy bills. The solution includes purchasing a whole house dehumidifier to keep the air inside your home cool and comfortable in the summertime. While there are options for purchasing a standalone dehumidifier, these typically dehumidify one room at a time and require constant emptying of water tanks to keep going. Enter the whole house dehumidifier – which is connected to your HVAC vents and is a lower maintenance option. If you’ve been wondering about the benefits of going with a whole-house dehumidifier, then keep reading.
More comfort with a dehumidifier
Let’s face it. Humid air is just uncomfortable. If the air in your home becomes too humid, the air (and your skin) can become sticky and clammy – disrupting your body’s natural cooling ability. Installing a whole house dehumidifier can keep the humid air out and the cool air in all summer long.
Fewer moisture damages
Humid air contains moisture which can cause havoc to your home and furnishings if left unchecked. High humidity levels in your home can cause paint to bubble, furniture to warp, and water damage to floors and walls. Installing a whole house dehumidifier can save you the headache of fixing walls, floors, and furniture while keeping you cool on those hot & humid days.
A Dehumidifier has better protection from mold
Mold can impact your whole household – from allergies to damage to your walls and ceilings. High humidity is a breeding ground for mold which is a resourceful fungus that feeds off of water in the air and lumber. When you decrease the amount of water in the air, you protect your home from the smell and damage of mold inside your home.
Prevent certain insects and allergens
There are certain types of insects that feed off of mold. When left unchecked, mold can cause these insects to infest your home, and create added issues for the allergy sufferers in your home. While nobody likes insects entering their home, you can prevent some of those problems by installing a whole house dehumidifier.
Lower energy bills with a dehumidifier
When the humidity and moisture in the air in your home are high, your air conditioning unit works harder to cool your home. A whole house dehumidifier takes humid air out and replaces it with dehumidified air, which in theory, will allow you to raise the temperature setting on your thermostat – and in the end, save on your summer utility bills.
Portable dehumidifiers will only dehumidify the room they are placed in. When you use a portable unit, water in the air is emptied into a tank that will need emptying to keep the dehumidifier running. Whole house dehumidifiers are connected to your HVAC vents. They don’t have tanks, but the unit is attached to a hose that sends moisture and water to a nearby drain – eliminating a constant need to empty water from a tank.
Whole house dehumidifiers are a great solution for keeping the air in your home over the summer cool and comfortable. If you’re interested in learning more, simply call our office and our team will answer your questions and discuss your next steps.