Does it feel muggy and damp in your home? Is your air conditioner working overtime just to keep the humidity down? Then it is likely time to consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier.
These systems are designed specifically to reduce the moisture in your home and work similarly to that of an air conditioner. Refrigerant is circulated through a coil that attracts moisture through condensation, and then that trapped moisture is removed. This improves indoor air quality and keeps you comfortable throughout the sticky summer months.
Unfortunately, a whole-home dehumidifier isn’t something that homeowners can easily install themselves. Indoor air quality professionals must properly set up dehumidifiers to achieve a balanced humidity.
Anthony Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric’s professional technicians are experienced in installing whole-home dehumidifiers. We offer dehumidifier installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance services in Kansas City and surrounding areas.
Whole-House Dehumidifier Benefits
When the air is laden with moisture, it is difficult for the human body to release heat through sweat. Without an easy release, more heat is trapped in the body, which makes hot temperatures feel even hotter, usually by about eight to ten degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity levels ranging from 30 to 60 percent are typically more comfortable for most people.
Some of the benefits of installing a whole-home dehumidifier system include:
- Energy Savings: With an eight to ten degree improvement in comfort level, you can up the thermostat several degrees and run the air conditioning system slightly less. Running the AC less means less energy is used.
- Mold Growth Prevention: Mold needs moist environments to thrive. Without humidity or another water source, it struggles to grow and propagate. Mold is especially prone to growing in your HVAC system, out of sight among the coils and ducts. It can then spread its spores through the house through the ventilation system. House members with asthma and allergies benefit immensely from a dehumidifier that helps stop mold development.
- Reduce Microorganisms: Like mold, microorganisms such as bacteria, dust mites, and other microbes need water to live and reproduce. Removing excess water from the air severely stunts their growth and improves your comfort.
- Water Damage Prevention: Porous materials throughout your home absorb humidity in the air. Walls, wood furniture, and other porous materials fill up with water, swell, bend, and warp. Wood rot and destruction from mildew are common in homes with high humidity.
These are only some of the benefits of a whole-home dehumidifier. Call Anthony to learn more about all the benefits a dehumidifier can provide.
Whole-House Dehumidifier Installation, Repair, and Maintenance
You don’t want your dehumidifier to be too powerful and make your home too dry, as this would come with its own set of problems. That’s why it’s best to leave it to the professionals to install your whole-home dehumidifier.
On the flip side, if you find your home is too dry in the winter, consider a whole-home humidifier to add moisture back to the air.
Trust Anthony Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric to install the perfect dehumidifier for your Kansas City home. Our technicians are well-trained and ready to help! Contact us today.
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