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How a Whole-House Dehumidifier Can Benefit Your Home

  • July 29, 2013

Despite an air conditioning system’s ability to dehumidify some of the air while it’s turned on and cooling a household, for many people, especially in very humid areas, it just is not enough. In addition to leaving you feel clammy, excessive humidity in your home can cause musty odors, mold, mildew and potentially harmful condensation on your water pipes. Whole-house dehumidifiers are the best way to improve indoor temperatures and provide household relief from unwanted humidity.

Dehumidifiers work by utilizing a fan to pull air from your home into the unit itself. Once inside, the air passes around cooled coils which collect the air’s moisture. The drops of condensation collected on these coils drip into a reservoir and the dehumidified air is recirculated either through the home or back into the air conditioning system for additional cooling.

Dehumidifier benefits
While high-quality insulation has been effective in reducing the amount of energy the average household consumes, it unfortunately has also presented a problem with ventilation. A whole-house dehumidifier reduces the moisture in the air and prevents mold from growing both in exposed and hidden areas of the home. Moisture reduction also improves air quality, which leads to the reduction of common allergens and problematic respiratory triggers. Finally, all of this leads to the biggest benefit of dehumidifiers: improved comfort. Comfort should not be a luxury. Dehumidifiers change stuffy and uncomfortable rooms into comfortable spaces in which the air is filtered into the optimal range for breathing and skin comfort.

Whole-house vs. portable dehumidifiers
While the lower prices of portable dehumidifiers make them appear desirable, when it comes to capacity and function, there is simply no comparison to a whole-house dehumidifier. Whole-house dehumidifiers are capable of managing and reducing the humidity levels for your entire household. They work automatically, require very little maintenance and are significantly more effective at humidity removal.

For more information about installing a whole-house dehumidifier in your home, and other HVAC products and services, contact the professionals at Comfort Services, Inc. Locally owned and operated, Comfort Services Inc. services the Aberdeen, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Sanford, Laurinburg and Whispering Pines areas.