Do you ever feel like your home is too humid? Do you find yourself using a portable dehumidifier in your house? Consider installing a whole-home dehumidifier instead. The up-front cost is outweighed by the many important benefits that will make you and your family feel more comfortable, breathe better and save a pretty penny.
Excessively humid air can cause problems too, especially for people who suffer from allergies and asthma. Understanding the benefits and risks of overly dry or humid air can help you find the balance that is right for you and your family.
Improves Indoor Air Quality
Your dehumidifier can keep mold and mildew from feeding off the excess moisture in your A/C system. This avoids common indoor air quality problems, all while keeping you and your family more comfortable.
Prevent Health Issues
Dehumidifying your home has a number of benefits for people with allergies. Dry air can reduce common allergens like dust mites, cockroaches, dust, pet dander and mold growth. Mold thrives in damp conditions, allowing it to release spores and spread. These spores are so small that they can actually be inhaled by people and cause negative reactions like allergies or breathing issues.
Just by lowering the temperature in your home, your A/C dehumidifies your house. However, this isn’t what it was made to do and it doesn’t do it very efficiently. In fact, you’ll have to set the temperature lower than you really want it to effectively get the humidity down to ideal levels. Since dehumidifiers cost less to run than your A/C, they are the best way to dehumidify. Set your A/C higher, run the dehumidifier, and spend less to achieve better results.
It Saves Your A/C
When you aren’t running your A/C as much because you aren’t using it to dehumidify, too, then it won’t undergo that extra stress and strain. This can help you reduce the frequency of A/C repairs, as well as extending the life of your air conditioner.
Take the First Step
Make you home more comfortable, protect you and your family all while saving time and money by installing a whole-home dehumidification today! Call us at Larry & Sons now, we’ll have a Hagerstown HVAC professional get your system installed and running optimally soon!