Whole-Home Dehumidifiers: Better IAQ and Comfort

Whole-Home Dehumidifiers: Better IAQ and Comfort | PowersGeorgia summers can mean oppressive humidity that makes warm days feel even hotter. Inside the home, you will feel cooler with the A/C running, but the HVAC system alone isn’t usually enough to combat all of the moisture in the air. A whole-home dehumidifier can help, and here’s how.

Experience Better Indoor Air Quality

High humidity provides a welcoming breeding ground for bacteria, mold, mildew and even dust mites. As mold spores, dust mite waste and other allergens build up in your home’s air, you and family members can experience typical allergic responses, such as irritated respiratory passages, sneezing and coughing, sinus infections or even asthma attacks.

A whole-home humidifier decreases some summer misery by making your home a less hospitable environment for mold, dust mites and bacteria. It allows you to keep indoor humidity below 50 percent, which improves air quality. Your household will breathe better and feel better.

Enjoy Improved Comfort

A muggy afternoon feels hotter than a dry afternoon even when the thermometer indicates the temperature is the same. This is because on a dry day, your perspiration evaporates quickly and you experience the cooling effect of that. On muggy days, the air is already full of moisture and evaporation is minimal and has little effect.

By dehumidifying your indoor air, you will have a place to cool place to escape the hot and humid Georgia summer. For this purpose, a whole-home dehumidifier is more effective than portable dehumidifiers are. Portable units are only useful if just one room of the home is affected by damp air.

Protect your Belongings

Humidity has another unfortunate effect on the home. As moisture in the air climbs high and remains high, you can expect wood furnishings and flooring to swell, and books, paperwork, clothing and textiles to develop mildew. In many cases, even your paint or wallpaper will begin to warp, bubble and peel. Using a dehumidifier can save your belongings and furnishings from this kind of moisture damage.

For more about adding a whole-home dehumidifier to your home, please contact us at Powers Heating & Air.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about whole-home dehumidifiers and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.

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