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Apr 10 2014

Why Every Home HVAC System Should Have a De-Humidifier

Add a de-humidifier to your home HVAC system for sound health and home.

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Wondering whether you need a de-humidifier? Answer this: Have you ever found mold growing on your bathroom ceiling or around your windows? Ever noticed condensation developing on the inside of your windows? How about a musty smell in certain areas of your home? Excess moisture in your home's air supply can wreak havoc on your house's structural components, as well as your family's health. Installing a de-humidifier with your home HVAC system can resolve all of these issues and more.

Here are three reasons why every home HVAC system should include a de-humidifier.

  1. Excess moisture in your home's air supply can cause major damage to your home by encouraging the growth of mold and mildew. If issues like these are not addressed early on, it can make expensive demolition, renovations, and rebuilding necessary later on. Mold and mildew in the home can also cause respiratory problems, such as allergic reactions and asthma attacks, for anyone inside your house. Black mold can be particularly damaging and can actually lead to the house being condemned. Having a de-humidifier can help you avoid having to deal with all of these costly mold-related problems.
  2. No matter where you live in the United States, it rains sometime. Humid and rainy weather can create a muggy and uncomfortable environment in your home - especially in basements, when rainwater seeps down into the ground around your home's foundation and basement walls. Adding a de-humidifier to your home HVAC system will keep excess indoor dampness at bay and maintain a comfortable indoor environment.
  3. A whole-home de-humidifier will constantly monitor the humidity level in your home and will only run when there is excess dampness present. Your home's ideal humidity level is approximately 35-45%. When humidity rises above that range, your de-humidifier will kick on and bring the dampness in your home back down to an acceptable level. This means that a de-humidifier will only run when necessary, which is also good news for your electric bill.

Let Comfort Services help you choose the best de-humidifier for your family's needs. One of our highly trained heating and cooling experts can assess your structure and existing home HVAC system, and recommend the best de-humidifier for your family's needs and the climate you live in. Protecting your home's value and your family's health are worth the relatively small investment, aren't they? Call Comfort Services for 24/7 service at 803.772.4490.

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