Some homeowners don’t think a dehumidifier is necessary for their home. They assume a little humidity is normal, and that’s true. But they don’t know the dangers that moisture can have on a home’s structural integrity or its residents. Let us tell you exactly why you should add a dehumidifier to your HVAC system.
Improves Air Quality
Allergy season is the worst. Sneezing and rubbing your eyes is annoying, especially inside your own home. Your home should be a sanctuary. A whole-house dehumidifier will improve the air quality and help eliminate those pesky allergens.
Instead of constantly taking allergy medicine and blowing your nose, get a dehumidifier and breathe easier. It’s also helpful for those with respiratory issues like asthma.
Fights Mold & Mildew
Mold and mildew are never welcome guests. Once they get inside a home, they are difficult to get rid of. You need to find all the areas that could have been affected and inspect them thoroughly.
Or you can purchase a dehumidifier and not even give them a chance to grow. Mold and mildew thrive in damp environments. A dehumidifier will lower the moisture content in the air and reduce the risk of mold.
Watch to see if your windows hold condensation for a long time. This could be a sign your home has a moisture content issue.
Creates Comfortable Environment
Let’s face it, living inside a damp environment isn’t enjoyable for anyone. Even if the AC is on full blast, moisture could still be running rampant inside your home. That sounds like an uncomfortable way to live.
Humid air feels warm, sticky, and heavy. It’s unpleasant to breathe in. A dehumidifier will make the air drier and help the air conditioner cool the air more efficiently.
Extends HVAC Life Expectancy
Homeowners don’t like to make big purchases often. When they buy a new stove, refrigerator, or HVAC system, they expect it to last for a long time. If an HVAC system receives the proper maintenance, it should have a long life.
Adding a dehumidifier into the mix can make that life expectancy even longer. A dehumidifier reduces the strain on an air conditioner because it shares some of the burden. Instead of the AC dehumidifying the air and cooling it, the dehumidifier will handle dehumidifying and filtering the air. At ICOM Mechanical, we have Bay Area HVAC installation experts that can install both systems inside your home.
Do the right thing for your home and HVAC system, and add a dehumidifier into the mix. For more information, visit our website.