Benefits of a Whole-Home Dehumidifier
We’re very proud of our Great Lakes here in Michigan. However, being surrounded by all that water also means that our summers can get pretty humid as well as hot. While your air conditioning system is designed to reduce moisture as it cools the air inside your home on such days, it may not be enough to fully counteract the potentially destructive, harmful, costly, and uncomfortable consequences of unmanaged indoor humidity.
By having a whole-home dehumidifier installed by Technical Hot & Cold, you can keep your indoor humidity levels under control, enhance the overall performance of your A/C, and enjoy more healthy and comfortable air quality all summer long.
Let’s take a look at some of the biggest benefits of a whole-home dehumidifier system.
Excess moisture in the air disrupts your body’s natural cooling process by slowing down sweat evaporation. This is why a 72° day with high humidity feels hotter and more oppressive than any other day at the same temperature and low humidity - even if you have the A/C cranked up to the max.
A whole-home dehumidifier counteracts this by helping your air conditioning system keep indoor humidity levels much lower, allowing your home to feel cooler and more comfortable, and less stuffy and clammy.
Viruses, bacteria, and allergens like mildew and mold thrive in moist environments - which can trigger allergy symptoms and chronic respiratory illnesses, as well as cause colds and sinus infections.
A whole-home dehumidifier can help to reduce the humidity that supports the growth of allergens and microorganisms, resulting in you and your family breathing in cleaner and healthier air.
Did you know that household pests like cockroaches, centipedes, and earwigs are attracted to humid environments? Termites and carpenter ants also prefer moisture-damaged wood, because it’s easier for them to chew and burrow through.
If you’ve had the misfortune of crossing paths with such creepy crawlies in your home, a whole-home humidifier may encourage them to leave, and potentially prevent or stop an infestation in progress.
Save Money on Energy Bills & Repair Costs
Since a whole-home dehumidifier can help to make your home feel cooler, you can actually keep the thermostat at a higher setting and still feel comfortable. This reduces your energy usage, which allows you to save more money on your summer electric bill each month. And because much of the moisture control is now handled by the dehumidifier, your A/C system no longer has to work as hard, which can help to extend its lifespan and prevent costly repairs.
Prevent Structural Damage
Excessive indoor humidity can cause household damage like:
- Rotting wood
- Peeling paint and wallpaper
- Caving walls, ceilings, and floors
- Moldy carpet and upholstery
- And more
A whole-home dehumidifier can help you avoid costly repairs and restorations associated with these things, as well as accidental injury or worse due to loss of structural integrity.
What Do You Do If You Need a Dehumidifier?
If you’re experiencing any of the issues discussed in this article or are concerned about how humid air might be affecting you and your home, now is the time to have a whole-home dehumidifier installed! That part is easy - just give the experts at Technical Hot & Cold a call at (734) 326-3900 or schedule an appointment online!
If you already have a dehumidifier and aren’t sure if it's working properly, we can help you with that too! We have the lowest system diagnosis in the area and can perform any repairs needed as soon as possible. Click here for more information about our dehumidifier services, or give us a call at (734) 326-3900.