Monday, September 30, 2019

4 Benefits of Installing a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and cool, the level of humidity is just as important as the temperature. A relative humidity level of 35 to 50 percent is usually ideal for the best comfort. If the humidity in your home is too high, a dehumidifier can provide a solution. A dehumidifier removes excess moisture from the air. Here are several benefits of installing a whole-home dehumidifier. 

Indoor Air Quality

Household allergens such as mold, mildew, and dust mites thrive in a damp, humid environment. A dehumidifier decreases the moisture that promotes the growth of mold and allergens. Your indoor air quality will improve, and your household will breathe a lot easier. Not only can an ideal humidity level reduce allergy symptoms, it can also slow down the spread of germs.

Increased Home Comfort

Humid air interrupts your body's natural cooling process. The humidity feels like it sticks to your skin, making you hot and uncomfortable.  With a dehumidifier, the air is kept at an ideal level of relative humidity. You'll feel a lot cooler and more comfortable, even when your air conditioner is not running.  

Energy Savings

When there is a lot of moisture in the air, your cooling system needs to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. A dehumidifier will help maintain the best level of humidity in your home, allowing your air conditioner to use less energy.   

Protection from Water Damage

Excessive moisture in your home can cause a buildup of condensation. This can damage your home's walls, ceilings, and furniture. You may need a dehumidifier if you notice peeling wallpaper or bubbling paint on your walls, warping furniture, or musty odors. A dehumidifier will remove the excess moisture and can help protect the house from water damage.

Contact us here at Kent Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. for more assistance with your cooling system.