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Mar 20 2014

The Most Surprising But True Facts About Humidity, and How to Prevent It With the Right Home HVAC System

Boost your home HVAC system with a dehumidifier.

Effects of too much indoor humidity

It may seem like a far-off dream, but the rainy spring season is coming soon, which means that it's time to evaluate your home HVAC system. During the wet spring and fall seasons, infiltration of damp outdoor air may create an uncomfortably wet environment in your home.

An easy and efficient way to combat damp indoor air is to install a dehumidifier alongside your home HVAC system. Besides making your indoor environment more comfortable, there are a few other surprising but important benefits to installing a dehumidifier with your home HVAC system.

Your House Will Smell Better

Your air conditioning system is designed to control temperature, not humidity, but it does remove humidity as a byproduct of the cooling process. In the colder months, however, your air conditioner does not run, so indoor humidity goes largely unchecked. A damp indoor environment is a haven for mold and mildew, which can quickly generate unpleasant odors in any room in your home. A dehumidifier that keeps your indoor humidity at 30-50% will keep mold and mildew, and their foul odors, at bay.

There Will Be Fewer Bugs In Your Home

Yes, you read that right. A damp home is the perfect environment for dust mites, centipedes, silverfish, spiders, and other nasty pests. Keep these uninvited guests in check by having a dehumidifier installed to reduce your indoor humidity.

You Will Get Sick Less Often

A humid environment is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and viruses, including the ones that cause the flu, respiratory infections, strep throat, and the common cold. Keeping commonly used surfaces clean can only go so far in keeping your family healthy. Some germs can be airborne, and the only way to keep those germ populations from growing is to make your home's air inhospitable to them. Installing a dehumidifier on your home HVAC system will help keep you out of the doctor's office and reduce the number of days your family misses work or school.

Call Comfort Services at 803.772.4490, and we'll help you choose the best dehumidifier for your family or business's needs. Our experienced technicians can install a dehumidifier right alongside your existing home HVAC system. Each time your system runs, the dehumidifier will also spring into action to keep your humidity at the idea level.

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