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3 Benefits of Whole House Dehumidifiers

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Having some humidity in the air is a good thing, but having too much humidity in the air can be detrimental to your home and family. The good news is, you have options when it comes to dehumidifying your home. While you may be tempted to purchase a small portable dehumidifier, we encourage you to consider a whole house option instead.

When you add a dehumidifier to a duct system, you can enjoy consistent humidity levels based on the settings you choose. You can keep reading to learn more about how a whole house dehumidifier works, and the benefits of installing one in your duct system.

Breathe Easy

Breathing in air that is too humid can be very uncomfortable. Humid air feels heavy, muggy and often a lot warmer than what the temperature really is. One reason to invest in a whole house dehumidifier is for your comfort. You want to be able to take a deep breath and feel confident that the air in your home is healthy. Air with high humidity is also more likely to carry mold and mildew spores. Dehumidifying the air is a great way to reduce the number of harmful particles that you breathe in.

Protect Your Home

A dehumidifier also protects your home from the mold and mildew spores that we mentioned above. If humidity levels get high enough, it can contribute to mold and mildew growth inside your home. The humidity can reach dark corners of your home that you rarely see and deposit mold and mildew spores that can spread easily.

Aside from the health risks associated with mold, the particles can also do a lot of damage to the structure of your home as time goes by. And once a mold infestation begins, it can be very difficult to get rid of so it’s better to try and prevent it in the first place instead of reacting once it’s established.

Improve Efficiency

A dehumidifier works to lighten the load on your air conditioner and heater when they are operating to control the temperature in your home. HVAC systems have lines that help to channel extra moisture out of the system. Humidity from the air condenses down into droplets and drains out via condensate drain lines. 

But there’s only so much that an HVAC system can do to lower humidity levels, and working against super high humidity levels can lower the overall efficiency. Your HVAC system is working harder with higher humidity levels and using more energy, which is ultimately increasing your monthly energy costs. A dehumidifier can actually save you money, especially when you consider that it uses very little energy to operate.

Thank you for choosing Ace Hardware Home Services. Call us today to schedule an appointment for air conditioning service.

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