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Do I Need a Whole House Dehumidifier?

March 30, 2011 | Blog

If your family is suffering from allergies due to the growth of mold and mildew in your home, a whole house dehumidifier may be the answer. Excess moisture in your air results in a perfect breeding ground for allergens such as mold, bacteria and dust mites. What’s more, it can make the air in your home feel stuffy, which makes breathing difficult.  Some areas of your home may even begin to smell musty, further complicating the problem.

Other indicators of high humidity include sticky floors, sweaty pipes and wet spots on your ceilings or walls. So not only is excess moisture in your air detrimental to the health of your family, it can actually compromise the structural integrity of your home.

Unfortunately, humidity control is a year-round issue in a southern climate like that of Corpus Christi. While air conditioning helps curb humidity during the warmer months, humidity levels can go through the roof during cooler seasons such as spring or fall. Luckily, through the use of dehumidifiers, homeowners have the ability to regulate the relative humidity of their homes during these cooler, damper months.

Whole house dehumidifiers are preferable to smaller, portable units for several reasons. First of all, portable units aren’t as efficient as whole house models. To achieve the same level of comfort using portable units, you would have to purchase one unit for every room of your home. Not only would this be a noisy proposition, it would take up valuable space, add unnecessary costs to your electrical bill, and you have to dump the water out of them a couple of times a day. A whole house dehumidifier is out of sight and out of mind, quietly controlling comfort levels throughout the home as an integrated component of your HVAC system.

By adding a whole house dehumidifier to your HVAC system, not only will your family enjoy a more comfortable living space, but you can rest easier knowing that neither the health of your family nor the structural integrity of your home is being compromised by excess moisture. For more information on the benefits of whole house dehumidifiers, contact us at Mathews CCAC Air Conditioning and Heating today for a consultation.

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