In the summer, you will have to deal with hot and humid weather. Even though the AC removes most of the humidity, it can’t remove all of the moisture from your home. Therefore, you need a more long-lasting and effective solution, such as a whole-home dehumidifier.
A whole-home dehumidifier can be installed in your house. This will help in removing moisture, thus ensuring breathable and comfortable living conditions. Let’s have a look at the ways how you can install a whole-home dehumidifier.
Installing a Whole-Home Dehumidifier
Once you have bought a whole-home dehumidifier, you can hire a technician to install it professionally. Install the steel hanging bars and metal pan in the attic. The technician has to ensure that the pan is as close to the HVAC unit as possible. Once done, the whole-home dehumidifier is placed in the metal pan.
Next, the hallway ceiling will be cut to accommodate a return duct with a grille, and the duct is fixed into place with plastic straps. The return duct is connected with the dehumidifier, and a new air supply duct fitting is attached to the HVAC unit. A flexible air-supply duct is connected to the fitting, and its other end is attached to the existing HVAC duct system.
When this is done properly, the technician connects a PVC condensate line to the whole-home dehumidifier and guides it outdoors. Next, they install the dehumidifier filter to purify the air and make it more efficient in removing excess moisture. The control panel of the dehumidifier will be attached to the wall, next to the thermostat that is already there.
Once the whole-home dehumidifier is installed properly, it is turned on and checked properly. The technician sets the humidistat at 35%, and you can adjust it accordingly to the room conditions.
Benefits of Installing one in your Home
There are several advantages that you can experience by installing a whole-home dehumidifier. One of which is a comfortable environment that you can always experience in your house. It prevents you from feeling too sticky or uncomfortable.
Installing the whole-home dehumidifier also leads to reduced energy bills. This is because the excess moisture makes it difficult for the HVAC system to cool the house. The system has to work harder to do so. Your reduced energy bill will reflect the effectiveness of the dehumidifier.
As you may have experienced, excess moisture in your home can lead to bubbling or peeling paint, as well as water damage on floors, walls, and doors. By installing a whole-home dehumidifier, you can protect your home and furniture from being ruined due to humidity. Moreover, it also prevents the growth of mold or fungus, which can damage your home’s structure.
And this is all you need to know about installing a whole-home dehumidifier. Make sure to get in touch with your technician and consult about which dehumidifier you should buy, as well as how it should be installed.