If you live in the greater Houston area, you’re certainly familiar with humidity. Somehow, the moisture in the air makes it feel much hotter than what the thermometer says. There’s an ever-present stickiness that often makes you feel like you need to take a shower, even though you just did 10 minutes ago!
Fortunately, there is something you can do about it – at least inside your home. A dehumidifier reduces the level of humidity in the air, which not only makes you more comfortable, but it can keep you and your family healthier too.
In fact, there are many benefits to installing a dehumidifier in your home, such as:
Keeps You Comfortable – Air conditioners are designed to control temperature, not humidity, so a dehumidifier provides much needed relief.
Decreases Mold – Mold and mildew love a humid client, and can wreak havoc on wood flooring, cabinets and furniture as well as walls and ceilings. If you’ve noticed black mold spots around your home, you should take action to eliminate the mold and prevent it from growing.
Reduces Allergies – Humidity increases the effects of dust, mold and other allergens. If you suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory infections a dehumidifier can help minimize the symptoms tremendously.
Preserve Your Home – In addition to your furniture and wood finishes throughout your home, reducing the moisture in the area has other benefits including clothes (they dry faster), food (keep fresh longer), and even electronics (less chance of corrosion).
Eliminates Musty Odor – A dehumidifier can help get rid of the musty smell that often accompanies humidity. If you’ve lived with it for a long time you may be used to it, but guests will certainly notice the unpleasant odor.
Reduce Energy Costs – With a dehumidifier, your AC unit won’t have to work as hard, which can mean lower energy bills and a longer life span.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits, types or costs of dehumidifiers contacts us today for a free consultation and estimate.