Has the moisture in your Peachtree City home been getting the best of you recently? If you were to complete this Homeowner’s Questionnaire would you respond by saying that your indoor air quality is bad because of moisture? If so, you might benefit from installing a dehumidifier. The following blog presents an overview of dehumidifiers, including how to know when you need a dehumidifier, the benefits of dehumidifiers, and how dehumidifiers work.
You Know You Need a Dehumidifier When…
- The floors and surfaces of your house feel sticky
- Your house smells musty
- You are concerned you may have mold or mildew growing in the house
- There is condensation on your water pipes
- Your skin feels clammy and the house stuffy
- You see wet stains on the walls or the ceilings of your house
- You are constantly changing the thermostat because the house feels stuffy.
- Your family has allergies
The Benefits of Dehumidifiers
Health – Dehumidifiers prevent the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria, and dust mites, lessening your asthma, allergy, and other respiratory problems
Protection – Dehumidifiers protect your carpets, furniture, and clothing from mold and mildew, and your window finish and structural integrity from condensation.
Comfort – Dehumidifiers get rid of humidity in a way A/C will not. It will get rid of that stuffy and sticky feeling.
Energy Savings – Dehumidifiers allow you to set your thermostat a little higher without your house feel stuffy, thus saving you energy and money.
How Dehumidifiers Work
Whole-House dehumidifiers are installed as part of your home’s central heating and cooling system. The dehumidifier will assess when it is needed, depending on the condition of your home’s air. It can also circulate outside air into the process, if needed, increasing the ventilation in your home.
If you are interested in having dehumidifiers installed, contact your local HVAC company, Powers Heating & Air. One of our representatives will be able to answer your questions.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about dehumidifiers and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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