Humidity is the presence of airborne moisture and while that might not sound impactful, you sure do feel the difference that it makes in the middle of summer. High humidity levels are tied to worse discomfort because the humidity is GREAT at holding heat–the opposite of what you want when the thermometer is already temperatures over 80°.
So what do you do when it is both hot and humid in your home? It’s not like you can wipe the moisture out of the air with a rag! Thankfully, you don’t have to. If you haven’t considered one before, you might want to pause for a moment and think over the benefits of adding a whole-house dehumidifier to your home this summer.
The Details on Whole-Home Dehumidifiers
So we know you have probably caught on to what these systems do: they dehumidify the air in your home. But we still want to take a few moments to discuss why they are such a great addition to your home.
Sometimes when we mention dehumidifiers, people think we are talking about portable systems that you plug into an outlet. This isn’t the case. That’s why the words “whole home” are involved in this.
With a whole-home dehumidifier, the system is actually installed into your HVAC system which means that it removes moisture from the air being pumped into your home, rather than waiting for air filled with unwanted moisture to come to it. As you can imagine, this is far more effective in helping to boost your indoor air quality and your comfort.
Why a Dehumidifier Helps
Whole-home dehumidifiers are going to be helpful to you for one key reason: they take out any excess moisture in the air in your home. In doing so, this system can help your air conditioner more effectively cool your home simply because it doesn’t have to fight against the excess warmth held by the moisture in the air. This translates to a more effective air conditioner and better comfort for you. What’s more, a dehumidifier can help to combat the mold or mildew because it removes the moisture that might otherwise create a perfect environment for mold growth.
Signs You Need a Dehumidifier
Whole-home dehumidifiers are great allies in the fight to keep your home cool and comfortable–but not every home actually needs one. You will want to consider having a professional HVAC contractor in Killeen install this system if you notice some of these warning signs:
- There is visible condensation on your doors, windows, and walls.
- You can smell musty odors in your house
- Your air conditioner never seems to cool things off fully.
- There are signs of water staining or warping on wood furniture or floors.
If you notice these signs or you just aren’t sure about how humid your home is, our team can help. Alltek Services has been providing reliable indoor air quality services to the Central Texas area since 2010. When you contact us you are guaranteeing professional service paired with great customer care.