When it comes to keeping your home comfortable all year long, you want to invest in equipment that makes a difference. One area of concern for many homeowners, like you, is the humid and moist air that comes with the summer months. Most people have purchased small stand alone dehumidifiers to make their home more comfortable. Some challenges with these items is that they require you to consistently empty their tanks to dehumidify your home and they only work in the room they are installed in – in other words, they don’t cover the whole home. Many consumers are turning to whole house dehumidifiers which allow you to control the humidity levels in your entire home. If you’ve been wondering if investing in one is worth it, keep reading for the benefits of installing a whole house dehumidifier.
While Minnesotans, like you, love those warmer temperatures over the summer – they come with one drawback. Humidity. And humidity can affect you when you step outside, but also inside your home. When the air in your home becomes too humid, the air can get sticky and your skin can become clammy – which can disrupt your body’s natural cooling processes. Installing a whole house dehumidifier can keep you cool and comfortable in every room of your home.
Protection from mold
Nobody wants mold growing in their home. But did you know that mold feeds on moisture (water in the air when it’s humid) and lumber (wood behind your walls). Mold can cause structural damage to your home, and leave that musty smell which is unpleasant to say the least. In addition, certain insects that feed on mold can infest your home causing issues for the allergy sufferers in your family. Installing a whole house dehumidifier can keep mold at bay and give you peace of mind that the air in your home is clean and mold free.
Protect your home furnishings
High humidity and moisture in the air can also damage your home and furnishings. Moisture in your air can cause paint to bubble, your furniture to warp, and water damage to your floors and wall. Save yourself the headache of fixing bubbling paint and water-damaged floors by installing a whole house humidifier which protects your comfort and your home.
Lower energy bills with a Dehumidifier
Installing a whole house dehumidifier can save you money when paying your energy bills. Higher humidity or moisture in the air can cause your air conditioner to work harder to cool your home. Installing a whole house dehumidifier, in theory, can allow you to raise the temperature setting on your thermostat, and lower your energy bills in a snap.
Dehumidifier and Low maintenance
Stand alone dehumidifiers require a watchful eye to empty the tank that holds the water it’s pulling out of the air. If this tank is left unattended, the stand alone humidifier will stop working.. A whole house dehumidifier, on the other hand, will dehumidify your entire home with the touch of a button. They are typically connected to your HVAC ducts, and connected to a hose where water is emptied through a nearby drain. A whole house dehumidifier gives you a level of convenience and simplicity when it comes to keeping the humidity out of your home.
Whole house dehumidifiers can be installed in new or existing HVAC equipment while helping you stay comfortable, breathe easier, and save on your energy bills. If you still have questions about whether a whole house dehumidifier is right for you, our team is ready to help answer your questions and get you started.