Benefits of Whole House Dehumidifier Systems
You might think a dehumidifier is unnecessary. But many of our customers love their dehumidifiers for more than just comfort reasons. Here are some of the benefits of having a dehumidifier installed in your home:
Eliminates Mold and Mildew Growth
Mold and mildew loves moist, warm air. If you’ve noticed mold growing in bathrooms or kitchens of your home, a dehumidifier can help prevent it from growing further. Mold spores can irritate allergy symptoms and cause health problems. If you see mold, it’s best to address it right away before it grows and causes damage to your home.
Lowers Humidity Levels
Your home’s humidity should be between 30%-50%. If the air in your home is too humid, it could cause moisture issues and general discomfort. Basements especially are known to be moist and can cause things to rot if the moisture spreads. A dehumidifier can help get your home to the proper humidity levels and eliminate damp areas in your home.
Saves on Energy Costs
On extremely humid days, your cooling system has to work extra hard to get the temperature down. Adding a whole house dehumidifier will help remove the moisture from the air so your cooling system won’t have to work as hard, saving you on your cooling costs.
Extends the Life Of Your HVAC System
When you run as fast as you can, you often can’t run for very long. The same is true for your air conditioner. While it’s built to last and run for long periods of time, extra stress from high humidity can burn it out faster. Because a dehumidifier fights the humidity, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard. The less stress you put on your HVAC system, the longer it will last.
Humid air can make you feel sticky and uncomfortable, even with the air conditioning on. This can cause disruptions in sleep. Too much humidity can also promote growth for allergens that can bother your nose and throat while you sleep, causing you to wake up coughing or sneezing. When humidity levels are right, you’ll sleep better and feel better.