Beat The Humidity This Summer With A Whole-House Dehumidifier
Summer is just around the corner. If you’re like us you’ve been looking forward to some of your favorite outdoor activities like barbecues, baseball games and camping trips. Summer does bring with it a few challenges, as we all know just how hot and humid St. Louis summers can be.
Most of us struggle with beating the humidity – even indoors. Your air conditioner does help to lower the humidity in your home through the simple act of cooling. However, most air conditioners have a hard time keeping humidity levels as low as they should be.
Negative effects of high indoor humidity
Humidity levels above 50% can negatively affect your home and your health. The extra moisture causes widespread damage by increasing the growth of mildew and molds. Both of which are damaging to structures and your air quality. Sings of excess moisture in your home include musty smells, warped wood, damaged furniture, and excess condensation on your windows.
Portable dehumidifiers are a popular choice for people trying to beat the humidity. Unfortunately, even portable dehumidifiers can’t quite get the job done well enough. Furthermore, they usually require placing one portable unit in several rooms throughout your home. They use up a lot of energy, consequently raising your home energy costs.
A whole-house dehumidifier is a good choice for any home in an area where humidity levels are high. These units are installed out of sight and work in tandem with your home cooling system. As they reduce the moisture in the air, your cooling system becomes more efficient. Thus, it is able to keep your home at a more steady, comfortable temperature.
If you’d like information about installing a whole-house dehumidifier in your home just in time for summer, contact one the SMART Contractors listed on our Find A Contractor page.