It is not hard to notice the excess moisture in your home. Most of the time it appears in the form of musty odors, mold, and mildew.
Excess humidity can impact your comfort, health of your family and longevity of your home's structure and even your energy usage.
Dehumidified air will reduce allergies and asthma complications
Excess moisture creates the perfect breeding ground for mold and attracts insects which aggravate allergies and asthma symptoms. Air trapped in a bathroom or basement, condensation on windows or moisture that seeps up through your carpeting creates excess humidity.
Mold is common in many households. Dust mites are a major allergy and asthma trigger and they thrive in environments where the relative humidity exceeds 50%.
Installing a whole-house dehumidifier will extend the life of your home structure and furnishings
High humidity can lead to warping and damage to wood floors and trim, carpeting, furniture and drapes.
Air that has too much humidity in it actually makes you feel warmer. Many homeowners make the mistake of overcooling their homes in an effort to mitigate high humidity. Not only do they end up spending more energy, they still can't get comfortable because an air conditioner is not an effective dehumidifier.
A whole-home dehumidifier can be installed as part of your home's heating and cooling system to automatically remove the exact right amount of moisture from every room throughout your house.
A whole-home dehumidifier can help you:
Maintain comfort and eliminate odors
Protect your home
Improve energy efficiency
During the spring and fall, it isn't always hot enough to run the AC. When you aren't running it, indoor humidity can easily creep up to an uncomfortable level.
Dehumidifier kicks in to remove the excess moisture when the relative humidity rises above a 50% threshold.
Here at Stable Temp we love whole-house dehumidifiers, and so do all of our clients who had us install them. Proper installation will allow you to take advantage of all of the benefits whole-house dehumidifiers have to offer.
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The ultimate benefit of whole-house dehumidifiers is the fresh air ventilation
When the dehumidifier runs, it brings in a certain amount of fresh air from the outdoors. The fresh air enters through a small duct connected to the ductwork routing air into the dehumidifier. This outdoor air passes through a filter, and the dehumidifier removes the moisture.
Taking advantage of your dehumidifier's fresh air option is a great way to circulate clean air throughout your home and ensure proper ventilation year-round! It's like opening a window except that you're not letting in pollen or humidity.
Is whole-house dehumidifier energy efficient?
When you install a whole-house dehumidifier, you're committing to improved comfort and indoor air quality. In exchange for those advantages, you'll likely pay a little more each month. A dehumidifier, after all, is an appliance that consumes energy when it runs. But take our word for it - it’s well worth it!
Some of our clients don't notice a major increase in their utility bills during the summer because the dehumidifier lets them set their thermostat to a higher temperature. For example, if you were setting your thermostat to 70 but the dehumidifier keeps you comfortable at 76, the increase in monthly utility costs usually won't be significant.
When you install a whole-house dehumidifier it is important to remember that it is not an energy efficiency upgrade – it is a comfort upgrade.
Call us today at 858-766-5520 and speak to our HVAC expert about possible options for your home.