Advantages of Whole House Dehumidfiers

Whole House Humidifier

Keeping cool this summer will be easier with a whole house dehumidifier installed by a good local HVAC contractor like Holland Heating & Cooling.  They handle Genesee County dehumidifier service and installation. When humidity levels inside your home rise above 50%, your comfort level will decrease no matter how low you set the thermostat. Central air conditioning systems dehumidify the air in conjunction with cooling it, but in humid areas, the central air conditioner cannot keep up with the humidity. This is especially true on mild days when the system doesn’t run long enough to remove the humidity from the indoor air.

If the summertime humidity levels in your home are reducing your comfort level, a whole house dehumidifier is an answer. A dehumidifier not only improves indoor comfort but has other benefits as well. Mold, mildew, and dust mites grow best in damp, humid conditions. Lowering the humidity level will reduce the incidence of mold, mildew, and dust mites that can aggravate allergies and asthma.

Drier air will also reduce condensation on the inside of windows, another prime growing area for mold and mildew. A whole house dehumidifier can reduce or eliminate condensation problems and help keep your home free of mold and mildew. A dehumidifier can save you money on your cooling energy costs too. You will likely find that you can set your thermostat a few degrees higher if you keep the humidity level under control.

A whole house dehumidifier is installed by your HVAC contractor inside your air handler and can be set to operate automatically. Since it circulates dehumidified air through your home’s duct system, the humidity levels throughout your home can be uniformly comfortable. In addition, unlike a portable dehumidifier, a whole house dehumidifier is plumbed to drain the removed water just like your air conditioner. No more having to remember to turn on the portable unit, move it around the house, and remember to drain the water tank when it’s full.

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