Summertime heat and humidity can build up quickly in your Fairfield Glade, TN home. If your air conditioner can’t remove enough of the moisture in your home’s air, consider a whole-home dehumidifier. These efficient and cost-effective indoor air quality products offer a wide range of benefits and improve your comfort level day and night.
Feel Comfortable Year-Round
When the humidity level in your home exceeds 50%, your skin will start to feel clammy. You may have trouble cooling off, even if you lower the thermostat. Even if the temperature in your home is set to a reasonable level, too much humidity impacts your skin’s ability to release heat. With a whole-home dehumidifier, you’ll feel cooler, less sticky, and more comfortable. Your skin won’t stick to wood or plastic furniture, and you may not experience as much nasal and sinus congestion.
High humidity fuels the growth of allergens and pests in your home. Common household pests, including spiders, ants, silverfish, and cockroaches all like moist environments. Excessive humidity also promotes the growth of mildew and mold, notes Energy Star. The mold and mildew life cycles involve spores. When the organisms release spores, you breathe them into your lungs, which can trigger an allergic reaction. By keeping your home’s humidity at or under 50%, you can reduce the number of indoor allergens and pests.
With a whole-home dehumidifier, you’ll breathe easier. Dehumidifiers get rid of the damp, musty odors associated with high indoor humidity. They also make it easier for you to breathe deeply, especially if you have asthma or COPD. Whole-home dehumidifiers include a filter that removes particles from your home’s air. With better indoor air quality, even people without a breathing disorder will be able to breathe easier.
For more tips on enhancing your comfort level with a whole-home dehumidifier, check out Action Heating & Cooling, Inc.’s indoor air quality products, or get in touch with us today.