It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity. Anyone who lives in a humid climate during summer understands the effect humidity can have on your overall comfort. While there’s not much you can do to control the humidity outside; there are a few things you can do to ensure that the humidity inside your home does not creep too high.
Of course, high humidity makes us feel uncomfortable. This is something we shouldn’t have to feel inside our lovely homes, but it can also have some more serious side effects. Humidity creates an environment or breeding ground for all sorts of microscopic organisms such as mold spores, mildew and dust mites. Mold and mildew can still spread throughout the vents, or behind walls. Dust mites also love humidity, and they’re one of the biggest enemies for people who suffer from asthma and allergies.
Will A Whole House Dehumidifier Make My Home Feel Less Like a Rainforest?
- How does a whole house dehumidifier work? A whole house dehumidifier is typically installed in your ductwork of your HVAC system. Your whole house dehumidifier should be sized to your house and specific situation. Whole house dehumidifiers can remove, on average, 90 to 150 pints of moisture from the air in your home. This water is then drainer through your home’s plumbing system.
- The advantage of using a whole house dehumidifier –
- You can control the desired humidity levels of your home using a dial. The moisture content of the whole house can be set to a fixed percentage, making measuring and controlling your home’s humidity much easier.
- You can prevent many health risks – High humidity means a more suitable environment for mold, mildew and bacteria which can cause allergies, bronchitis, asthma and infections.
- You can avoid home damage – Mold, mildew and bacteria can also cause damage to the walls, fabric and furniture of a home as well as causing wallpaper to curl and paint to peel from the walls.
Of course, your lack of comfort inside your home is of the utmost importance. No one should have to feel clammy and uncomfortable inside their home due to excessive humidity. Even more critical, however, may be the health issues caused by too much humidity. If you have noticed a feeling of too much moisture inside your home or, even possibly smells of mold or peeling paint, creaky as well as warped floors, these are all signs you may have a humidity issue that needs to be addressed.
Keith Air offers multiple solutions, including whole house dehumidifiers to help combat the humid climate we experience in Mobile and the surrounding communities.
Keith Air has two decades of experience helping homeowners in Mobile and the surrounding communities address issues that are specific to this unique region. We specialize in helping homeowners deal with the issues too much humidity can cause.
A whole house dehumidifier may be the perfect option for your home, and our technicians can help you weigh out your options. We are here for you 24/7 if an emergency repair is ever needed, as well as for routine maintenance of your HVAC system.
Contact Keith Air to explore lowering the humidity in your home today.