Anyone living in the south knows that the summer months can be brutal when it comes to humidity. Central air conditioning helps remove humidity from the indoor air. However, when the humidity levels are excessive, it may be more than the home’s air conditioning can handle. If you feel damp and hot indoors even with your air conditioning running then you may benefit from a whole house dehumidifier.
A dehumidifier will improve your comfort levels as well, increase the air quality in your home as well as decrease your electric bill. There are quite a few signs that your home can benefit from the installation of a whole house dehumidifier and we will go over that below.
- The indoor air has a musty smell to it.
- Your skin feels as if it is sticky while indoors during the summer.
- You notice mold, warping or rot on indoor wood furniture or wooden floors
- Condensation appears on your windows, mirrors and cold drinks.
- You sweat indoors with normal indoor temperatures.
- You have developed an insect problem in your home.
Excessive Humidity Can Affect Your Health
If the humidity levels are too high in your home you may be at risk of developing problems with your health. High humidity levels can lead to:
- Mold and mildew
- Dust mites
Mildew, mites and mold can set off allergies, worsen asthma sufferers and can eventually lead to further health problems down the road. If you have noticed any of the above listed then you will need humidity control from a whole house dehumidifier in order to maintain comfortable and healthy conditions in your home.
A whole-house dehumidifier is installed with a home’s existing heating and cooling system and it helps control the humidity levels throughout the home. There are other advantages of having a whole house dehumidifier and they are as follows:
- Some models offer fresh air ventilation automatically which assists in controlling air pollution and improving the home’s air quality.
- Maintenance for whole-house dehumidifiers simply requires an annual filter cleaning.
- Whole-house dehumidifiers are controlled by an automatic sensor that will adjust the humidity to the recommended healthy levels.
Ideal humidity levels are typically considered to be around 30% to 50%. Within this range humidity levels provide a balance that is both optimal for your health as well as preserving the integrity of your home.
Additional Air Conditioning Services
- AC Compressors
- Air Filtration Systems
- AC Condensers
- Surge Protection
- Ductless Systems
- Duct Systems
- Evaporator Coils
- Mini Split Systems
- Air Exchangers
- Air Purification Systems
- Zoned Systems
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At One Call Heating & Air your comfort is our first priority. We guarantee your satisfaction and strive to be a leader in the industry. We realize the means of ensuring we are, is to establish and build a relationship with each of our clientele by providing professional quality services, and ensuring your satisfaction with quick, reliable and optimal HVAC services each and every time.
One Call Heating & Air is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau with a an A+ rating. We are available for your convenience, twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week. We specialize in whole house dehumidifier installations and any other heating and air conditioning related services that you may need.
If you are looking or thinking to have a whole house dehumidifier installed in your home and you live in or around Charleston or the Mount Pleasant, South Carolina area then do not hesitate to give us a call today. One of our professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have.