Dehumidifiers are a popular way to deal with high humidity levels in your home. Many homeowners in Annapolis, MD find that dehumidifiers work well in conjunction with the air conditioning system to remove excess air from your indoor air supply, especially during the muggy summer months.
When the dehumidifier is taking out the excess humidity in your home, you will be more comfortable. Dehumidifiers are great for balancing humidity levels and making your home feel less stuffy. At Grove Heating & Cooling, we are indoor air quality specialists and can install a whole house dehumidifier to keep you comfortable throughout the year.
The humidity level in your home should be anywhere between 30-50%. A whole house dehumidifier is attached directly to your HVAC system and treats the air as it passes through to remove any excess moisture to keep the humidity level in a balanced range.
Maryland summers get hot and humid. There are a number of benefits to a whole home dehumidifier system for your Annapolis, Maryland home. Our technicians recommend a dehumidifier system to help control humidity levels and to make your home more comfortable throughout the year. Benefits of a whole home dehumidifier include:
Lower humidity levels will make your home more comfortable. You are less likely to suffer from excess moisture in your home, poor indoor air quality, and odors that arise from mold and mildew growth. Wood floors, walls and ceilings can be damaged when humidity levels are too high.
Mold needs moisture to grow in your home or business. Mold can cause damage to your property, and lead to health concerns with your respiratory system. When you invest in a whole house dehumidifier, you are much less likely to have mold in your home.
Humidity levels make it very uncomfortable in your home, even when the weather is cooler. When you take care of lowering your humidity levels, you’ll have an easier time sleeping at night.
Your air conditioning system is more likely to break down when a dehumidifier isn’t used at the same time. Keep your air conditioning working longer, and avoid big repairs when you have a whole house dehumidifier supporting your air conditioning system.
Your dehumidifier should be serviced at least once a year before the heavy heat and humidity arrive in the summer. During this time, a technician will clean out the system, including the air filter. You can clean the dehumidifier yourself with warm water and mild soap, but a professional will be able to make sure your dehumidifier is working properly. If there are any issues with your dehumidifier, one of our technicians will recommend any repairs that are needed.
You can expect your whole house dehumidifier to last about 8 years. When you need to have your dehumidifier repaired or replaced by a professional, it’s time to see how Grove Heating & Cooling can help. We will recommend a repair if that is all that is needed, or suggest a replacement if a repair is not cost-effective. We will talk to you about what is going on with your dehumidifier, so that you can make an educated choice about whether to repair or replace the unit.
The indoor air quality specialists at Grove are ready to help improve the health of your home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for the installation of a whole house dehumidifier or to learn more about or other IAQ services.