Does the air in your home become overly moist and sticky, especially during the summer time? Whether you live in a humid climate or have a moist basement that is contributing to your high home humidity, it's important to do something to address the issue. Having a whole-home dehumidifier installed to remove moisture from your air will offer the following benefits.
Less mold growth.
From annoying mold along your window frames to more dangerous mold that grows along walls and ceilings, installing a dehumidifier can help fight this issue. Mold thrives in a moist environment, so as long as your indoor air is humid, you're going to struggle with mold. While some forms of mold are rather harmless, others can cause respiratory issues, nausea, and even life-threatening allergic reactions. Thus, mold is not a problem you should ignore. Solutions like wiping mold up with bleach are just temporary. Installing a dehumidifier is a way to address the root of the problem. (And just think of all the time you'll save when you don't have to worry about bleaching your walls anymore!)
Lower air conditioning bills.
Your air conditioner does not just lower the temperature of your air – it removes moisture from it, too. However, most air conditioners are not equipped to deal with the levels of humidity found in overly moist homes. Your air conditioner is probably working overtime to help manage the humidity in your home, and this drives energy bills through the roof. Install a dehumidifier, and your air conditioner will be able to cool more effectively and efficiently. Not only will this reduce your electricity bills, but it will reduce the wear and tear on your air conditioner so you hopefully don't have to replace it as soon.
Less damage to walls, furniture, and carpets.
Moist air can lead to condensation forming on walls, furniture and carpets. This condensation can lead to water stains, compacted material, and an overall decline in appearance. Walls may develop drip-like discoloration, wallpaper might start peeling, and leather sofas might begin looking splotchy. By installing a dehumidifier, you'll be preventing any further moisture-related damage, so you don't have to worry about replacing these items or dealing with their increasingly unsightly appearance.
Whole-home dehumidifiers come in various sizes and styles. They can be connected right into your HVAC system, and once they're turned on, they will automatically remove moisture from your air as needed. Your HVAC contractor can help you choose one that's right for your home.