Dehumidifiers are becoming one of the most used home comfort appliances in American homes. Newer dehumidifying units are quieter, less expensive, and are often more compact than older models. Installing a dehumidifier is the first step to a healthier home, and family.
You should install a dehumidifier if the rooms in your home are unpleasantly stuffy, wet stains are visible on your walls or ceiling, musty, foul odors are present, windows are covered in condensation, mold is visibly growing, or if there is excess moisture.
Dehumidifiers bring down the level of humidity by absorbing excess moisture. Leaving you with a drier, more comfortable home. Dehumidifiers create a better, healthier living environment for you and your family.
Everybody wants a cozy home. The last thing you want is to feel uncomfortable and damp. Damp air can ruin anything it comes into contact with. Vintage furniture, wallpaper, and books are some of the many things that could be potentially ruined by excess dampness.
Excess humidity can also destroy your home’s structural integrity. Moisture can cause support beams to crack, warp, or split. Metal fixtures can start to rust. Mold can start to grow in your walls and ceiling. Dehumidifiers are an easy way to prevent your home from slowly deteriorating.
There is no better place for mildew, mold, and dust mites to grow, than a damp home. Mold and mildew are also the root cause of health problems such as allergic reactions and asthma. Mold and mildew thrive in 50% to 65% humidity conditions. Continuous exposure has been linked to nervous system disorders and depression. While dust mites can cause allergic reactions. Dust mites thrive in humid conditions, and dehumidifiers eliminate those damp conditions.
Musty, foul odors are a side effect of excess humidity. Mold and mildew release toxic fumes that are absorbed by surrounding furniture, fabrics, ceilings, and walls. Placing a dehumidifier in musty places will remove excess moisture and get rid of unwelcome odors while also protecting your valuables.
A common problem in most homes is condensation. Initial signs of condensation are steaming mirrors and windows. If left unattended, it’ll result in damp patches on walls, peeling wallpaper, and shrinking of wood, to name just a few.
If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, you’ll know how much of a pain they can be. Stuffy nose, watery, itchy eyes, sneezing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and skin rashes are just some of the symptoms that allergens can cause. Dehumidifiers reduce the humidity that allergens need to thrive. They also help reduce skin irritation and respiratory irritation, this allows you to breathe easier and increases your comfort in your home.
Before purchasing a dehumidifier, you need to know what size will be suited to your home. A dehumidifier’s capacity is measured in pints. Small rooms need 25 to 40 pints, medium rooms need 40 to 59 pints, large rooms need 60 pints, and sometimes higher for commercial, or industrial buildings. It’s always a good idea to research different brands, and types so you’ll be able to purchase one that suits your home and your budget.
Many dehumidifiers are energy-efficient, they operate in an energy-conscious manner that saves you energy, which saves you money. One of the operations is automatic shut off. Dehumidifiers with this feature use intelligent software to monitor the humidity of your room and will shut itself off, once the desired humidity for that room has been reached.
You and your family will reap the benefits and be able to feel more comfortable in your home. If you want to find out more about your home’s indoor air quality, call our Home Comfort Specialists at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric – we have all the answers! Contact our professionals today at 1-800-475-1504 to schedule a consultation.
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