Whole House Dehumidifiers

7/26/17
Dog Days - Whole House Dehumidifier - Stafford Home Service

The dog days of summer are here – hot, sticky, and oppressive. While some of us Minnesotans love the heat and humidity, it’s a problem if the air inside your home feels as humid as the air outside. A whole house dehumidifier from Stafford Home Service may be the answer.

WHAT CAUSES HIGH HUMIDITY?

Humidity is the amount of moisture or water vapor in the air. Daily activities like cooking, showering, doing laundry, and exercising can add moisture to the air in your home. A leaky duct system can bring excess humid outdoor air inside. Newer homes are more tightly sealed, which restricts ventilation and allows humidity to build up. Basements or crawl spaces can also add to a home’s high humidity level.

WHAT IS A WHOLE HOUSE DEHUMIDIFIER?

A whole house dehumidifier works with your home’s heating and cooling system. It draws in air from all areas of your home through return ducts. It can also be localized to use in only a specific area of the house, such as the basement. The dehumidifier removes the moisture in the air, and drier air is recirculated. This provides a more comfortable home environment and reduces the air conditioner’s load.

BENEFITS OF A WHOLE HOUSE DEHUMIDIFIER

In addition to managing the humidity levels in the home to provide comfortable air, a whole house dehumidifier can help:

  • Decrease dust mite infestations and other common allergens.
  • Prevent the growth of mold and mildew common in damp conditions.
  • Eliminate musty odors, clammy air, excessive window condensation, or wet stains on the ceiling or walls.
  • Prevent damage to electronics and woodwork, including wood floors, cabinetry, and framing.

While a portable dehumidifier placed in the lower level of your home may seem to alleviate the problem of too much humidity, a portable unit is unable to remove humidity throughout the home. Stafford Home Service can recommend and install a whole house dehumidifier to correct or prevent problems caused by excessive humidity in your home. Contact us today to learn more.

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