Dehumidifiers are a good idea for many of our customers to reduce high humidity in their homes. The technicians at Poston Brothers Heating and Cooling are experts in air quality within your home. The comfort of your home reaches far beyond the temperature reading on your thermostat. Improving the overall quality of your indoor air impacts the health of your family, the condition of your home and even energy costs.
One of the most important elements of indoor air quality is humidity. Controlling humidity is possible with humidifiers and whole house dehumidifiers. These products work within your central air system to reduce the effects of humidity.
Understanding How Humidity Impacts Indoor Air
We all know that a humid environment is uncomfortable. Your home’s air conditioning is a great escape from a steamy summer day. Within your living space, a humid climate may aggravate asthma symptoms, trigger allergies and often allows mold spores to move throughout your home. A dehumidifier helps remove excess moisture from the air circulating through your HVAC system.
Signs Indoor Air Is too Humid
The internal wear on your air conditioner and microscopic bacteria floating in humid homes are difficult to identify. Fortunately, there are common indications extra moisture is in your air. Too much moisture may reveal itself in the following conditions:
- Stuffy nose and difficulty breathing
- Uncomfortable air even when the thermostat is set at your preferred temperature
- Condensation on windows and doors
- Musty smell from air ducts and small spaces
- Mold or water spots along corners or on ceilings
- Creaking of doors, floor boards or cabinets
Benefits of Installing a Whole House Dehumidifier
A whole house dehumidifier is better for your home than individual room dehumidifiers. A whole house system treats all the air within your home. By removing excessive moisture in the air before it enters the air ducts and moves through your vents, everyone breathes easier in every corner of your home.
The impact of a whole house dehumidifier benefits your home, your energy usage, and, most notably, improves the air quality for your family’s health.
Protecting Your Home
Benefits of a whole house dehumidifier impacts the well-being of your home by preventing mold growth, wood rot and eliminating musty smell. Excess humidity can create issues within the ducts and cause undo wear on air conditioner and furnace components. When you control humidity in your home, you help prevent repairs to the structure and expensive appliances.
Dry environments are more comfortable during the spring and summer months. When you reduce humidity to the ideal level, air temperature can often be adjusted. Adjusting your thermostat to a higher temperature and running your air conditioner less frequently may lower your energy bill.
Health Benefits of Dehumidifiers
The health of your family is one of the most important reasons to install a dehumidifier into your home. Drier air is healthier for family members who suffer from allergies, asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Reducing mildew and mold is an obvious benefit. Using a dehumidifier may reduce the pests and dust mites that prefer moisture in the air.
Installing a Dehumidifier with Poston Brothers Heating and Cooling
Poston Brothers can help make an immediate impact on the comfort of your home. Instead of struggling with excessive moisture in your home, contact us for expert advice.
Our experts will guide you through every step from consultation to installation. To learn more about reducing moisture buildup in your home and for any services including air conditioning, heating and indoor air quality contact Poston Brothers today.