In the Midwest, we seem to wait a lifetime for summer. Now that summer has finally arrived, the humidity brings us back indoors. Without a dehumidifier, your air conditioner may not be performing at its best. Read about the benefits of a whole house dehumidifier and how it could make the summer heat a little more bearable.
A whole house dehumidifier will remove the humidity from your home. Dehumidifiers also help your air conditioner work more effectively and efficiently. Higher humidity levels cause your air conditioning system to work harder. This costs you more money and wastes energy over the course of the summer.
Mold thrives in warm, damp locations. The basement, kitchen, and bathroom are all common places for mold. If your home smells musty or has had signs of mold growth before, install a whole house dehumidifier. A dehumidifier reduces moisture in the air and will help rid your home of moist areas susceptible to mold.
Air that is too humid can cause major issues for people with seasonal allergies. Many people with summer allergies are sensitive to mold, dust mites, and mildew. These allergy triggers flourish in humid homes. If you have a chronic respiratory illness or often struggle with a stuffy nose, itchy eyes, or sneeze attacks in the summer, then installing a whole house dehumidifier will be beneficial.
Much like cold and dry weather, hot and humid weather is hard on your home. Your house expands and contracts with extreme differences in humidity and temperature. Over time, your walls, wooden door frames, cabinetry, and floors begin to crack and warp. Keep your home in tip-top shape and avoid future home repairs with a dehumidifier.
Ready to install a whole house dehumidifier? Contact Stafford Home Services to make summer fun again.