Oh The Humidity!
If you live in Texas you know how brutal the humidity can be. We can feel it as soon as we step outside so we definitely don’t want to have to deal with it in our homes too. Unfortunately sometimes your air conditioner is just not enough to keep your home at a comfortable level. A whole house dehumidifier can help give that extra boost and improve the indoor air quality of your home.
How Does It Work?
A dehumidifier has a fan in the unit that pulls in the surrounding air, which will typically have high moisture levels. As the air passes through the dehumidifier, it touches cooling coils, which pulls the moisture from the air by lowering the temperature. The cycled air is then blown back out into the house again.
What Are the Benefits of A Dehumidifier?
- Stops mold growth – Damp, humid air creates the ideal environment for mold to grow. Mold can trigger the same symptoms as outdoor pollen for allergy and asthma sufferers.
- Eliminate dust mites – As the most common indoor allergy and asthma triggers, they reproduce rapidly in warm, humid environments. Keeping your home’s humidity level below 50% ensures these creatures don’t survive.
- Eliminates condensation – If you are seeing frequent condensation on your windows or damp walls, this is a sign you may need a dehumidifier.
- Eliminate odors – Decreasing your humidity level can help get rid of horrible musty odors caused by mold growth and dampness in the air.
- Take care of your personal belongings – Things such as books, wooden instruments, wood floors and more can be damaged by too much moisture in the air.
- Lowers energy costs – In a humid home you air conditioner must work harder to cool the air and remove moisture. Adding a dehumidifier will allow your air conditioner to run more efficiently, lowering your cooling costs.
If you think your home may need a dehumidifier, give Service One a call today (817-329-0000) and have one of our qualified service technicians help you choose the best option.