Whole House Dehumidifiers
During the summer in Minnesota, it’s not so much the heat that can get to us, it’s the humidity. And when it’s muggy outside, the excess humidity on the inside can feel thick and unbearable. Installing a whole house dehumidifier is one of the most effective and energy efficient ways to remove humidity from your home. It can be installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system and work to reduce moisture to a comfortable level.
At Blue Ox Heating & Air, our certified HVAC technicians will work with you to determine which type of whole home dehumidifier is right for your home and lifestyle. We offer a wide range of thermostats with allow you to modify the automatic set points based on your personal preferences.
Health Problems with High Humidity
There are many warning signs that the humidity level in your home is at an unhealthy level. Some common indicators that indoor air is too humid include:
- Musty smells
- Wood floors or furniture that’s warped
- Wet spots on walls, floors, or ceilings
- Condensation on glass windows or cold drinks
- An increase in insects
- Air that feels heavy or muggy
Although these conditions are undesirable, it’s important not to overcompensate when using a whole home dehumidifier. As we know from our long winters, air that is too dry can irritate your skin, eyes, throat, and lungs and worsen certain allergy symptoms.
Generally, a humidity level below 50% is beneficial, but anything below 35% is too dry. An appropriate balance of moisture is essential if you want to see improvements in your health and the condition of your home.
Will a Dehumidifier Help with my Seasonal Allergies?
When humidity levels in your home are too high, contaminants and allergens thrive. Blue Ox Heating & Air can help you maintain optimal home humidity. A whole home dehumidifier dries out the air creating an environment that deters:
- Dust mites
This is one reason that a whole house dehumidifier is a smart investment. A dehumidifier that works on just one or two rooms won’t be enough to prevent allergens from growing throughout your home. A whole-home system gives you control over humidity levels and air quality throughout your house.