We live in Georgia, it’s humid, and that’s not going to change. But, your home doesn't have to be! When you walk through the threshold of your front door, you should feel a wave of cool, comforting air hit you--not a wall of moisture. If you are experiencing the latter, there is a lot of potential harm your home’s humidity can pose to you, your family, and your home.
Purchasing a dehumidifier will ensure that your air quality remains uncompromised and that your home remains in satisfactory conditions for happy, healthy living.
Advantages of Installing a Dehumidifier
Halt Mildew and Mold Growth
Health risks become a dangerous reality when mold and mildew infiltrate your space. Mold loves humidity, as it prospers in damp conditions and spreads easily when humidity levels are high. If mold makes its way into your home, it can cause respiratory issues, increase allergy symptoms, and in substantial cases, cause nervous system disorders. Placing a dehumidifier in your home will suck most of the humidity out of your home, leaving the proper amount of moisture in your air while eliminating the risk of mold growth.
You want to be able to breathe freely, and comfortably, in your home. Humidity can cause musty odors to occur, as excess humidity leads to mold, which carries a less than pleasant stench. A dehumidifier will prevent the mold, which as a result, gets rid of the smell.
Limit Rusting and Property Warping
Do you have metal or wood in your home? Whether you have wood or metal furnishings in your home, or not, the foundation and structure of your house are built with both. So, the answer is yes.
Damp air is not kind to metal and wood, causing rusting and warping. If humidity levels are not addressed, this can prove to be detrimental to you and your family, as your home will begin to deteriorate.
Lower Utility Bills
When you have high indoor humidity levels, your climate feels a lot warmer. You have probably mistaken high humidity levels for high temperatures, and tried combating the heat by turning your air conditioner's temperature really low. This, however, does not address the problem at hand. Fighting humidity with air conditioning naturally leads to higher utility bills, as your air conditioning unit is cranked into high gear day and night. With a dehumidifier removing moisture in your home, you will be able to stay cool without constantly running your air conditioning unit.
For information on which dehumidifier is right for your home, contact Dyess Air & Plumbing, at (843) 242-0855, for professional dehumidifier assistance and service.