Benefits of a Whole Home Dehumidifier

humidityA dehumidifier is exactly what it sounds like – a device that removes humidity, or excess moisture, from the air. That’s all well and good, but why would anyone need a dehumidifier in their home?

Here are 4 major benefits of having a central dehumidifier in your home:

Provide comfort in any weather. Have you ever heard anyone say that it’s not the heat, but the humidity that makes Houston summers so unbearable? It’s the truth.

When your body is hot it sweats and that sweat evaporates, cooling your body down. When the air is already full of moisture the evaporation process is slowed down, causing you to take longer to cool off.

When it’s cold, our clothes trap a layer of air over our skin and our body uses heat energy to warm it. It takes more energy to warm water than it does air, so when there’s humidity it takes more energy and time for our bodies to warm up.

Having a dehumidifier in your home will keep the air dry, helping your body to maintain a more comfortable temperature no matter the season.

Eliminate odors. Humidity itself smells musty and damp, but humidity also enhances other smells. That means that odors rise with the humidity level, and unfortunately the foul scents outshine the pleasant ones. A dehumidifier will help control any bad odors in your home, keeping it smelling fresh and clean.

Protect your health.  Mold, mildew and dust mites all thrive in humidity. These are all things that you may not “smell” when you breathe them in, but they definitely have an impact on your health. They can bring on allergies, as well as more serious things like infections and asthma. Having a central dehumidifier in your home will help to regulate the levels of humidity in all rooms keeping pollutants at bay and allowing you to breathe easy.

Preserve your home. If you live in a humid climate, like the Houston area, too much moisture in the air can warp wood flooring, window frames, cabinets and furniture. A dehumidifier can balance out any excess moisture in the air prolonging the life of your furniture, wood flooring, draperies, etc.

Having a central dehumidifier installed in your home can have a positive impact on your house, your health and your comfort level, especially in a humid climate like Houston.

If you want more information on a whole home dehumidifier visit our website or contact us today to schedule a service call.

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