Benefits Of Whole Home Dehumidifier

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Anyone who lives in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region in the summertime knows that adding humidity to the outside temperature decreases your comfort level. The same outdoor temperature, but at a higher humidity level, feels more oppressive and sticky because of the high moisture content of the air. And the same issue can occur inside your home, making you feel uncomfortable, adding to the workload of your home’s AC system, and increasing the risk of mold and mildew damage due to excessive dampness. However, you can eliminate all of these issues and the added moisture in the air with a whole-home dehumidifier from Blue Ox Heating And Air.

How A Dehumidifier Works

A fan on the dehumidifier draws humid air into the unit and across cold compressor coils. The moisture in the air condenses on the coils and drips into a holding tank. Then the air is reheated and returned to your home without the excess moisture. Many dehumidifiers also include a humidistat to maintain your home at your ideal humidity for maximum comfort.

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The Many Benefits Of A Dehumidifier

As you begin to consider the professional installation of a whole-home dehumidifier, you should consider all of the benefits other than the most obvious:

  • Increased Comfort – When the air in your house is too humid, you feel damp, sticky, and uncomfortable. Removing that added humidity will make the air inside your home appear more comfortable without reducing the temperature.
  • Energy Savings – When you feel sticky and hot, your first act is often to lower the setting on the AC thermostat. However, you would be more comfortable leaving the temperature setting alone and removing the humidity. With the aid of a dehumidifier, you can maintain a higher temperature in your home and still be comfortable. The result is significant savings on your energy bills while remaining more comfortable in your home.
  • Prevention Of Moisture Damage – The reason mold and mildew do not exist in many homes is that the environment is too dry. However, when there is excess humidity, mold and mildew are sure to begin contaminating your home, creating health concerns and consuming the surfaces where it appears. You will also find that maintaining the proper humidity level in your home will decrease other issues such as bubbling paint, warped furniture and wood flooring, and swelling that makes doors and windows difficult to open and close.
  • Eliminating Musty Odors – With the elimination of excessive humidity, mold, and mildew, you will discover that your home’s air is fresher and more pleasant. Eliminating the rot and musty fungus also eliminates many of the foul odors found in an overly humid house.

The Team With The Answers

When battling high humidity in your home, it can be tough to know whom to trust for a reliable and affordable long-term solution. The air quality and HVAC experts at Blue Ox Heating And Air are here to provide all the information and pricing you need to make the perfect choice for your whole-home dehumidifier. Call 952-208-4570 today to schedule a visit from these certified professionals to learn more about the benefits of whole-home dehumidifiers.