Monday, June 3, 2013

Do I Need a Whole-House Dehumidifier?

 


Air conditioning alone can't satisfy your home's humidity requirements. Your air conditioning system is designed to control temperature, not humidity, and only removes humidity as a byproduct of cooling. During the spring and fall seasons when it’s still cool outside but damp inside, your air conditioning isn’t running and your house is uncomfortable — you need an Whole-Home Dehumidifier.

Why Do I Need a Whole-House Dehumidifier?


Have you ever experienced any of the following uncomfortable and/or unhealthy conditions:
  • Do you have trouble sleeping at night due to clammy skin or stuffiness in the air?
  • Have you ever reduced the temperature setting because you're uncomfortable with the stuffy feeling?
  • Have your floors or other surfaces ever felt sticky or “sweaty”?
  • Are you concerned with mold and mildew growth in your home?
  • Do you have musty odors or smells in any area of your home?
  • Do you have condensation on your water pipes?
  • Have you seen wet stains on walls or ceilings?
  • Do you or a family member have allergies (over-moist air can encourage the growth of mold, bacteria, and dust mites—three commonly known household allergens).

Experiencing any of the above conditions can make sleeping and even daily activities miserable — plus some conditions can be hazardous to your family’s health or your home’s furnishings.

What Happens When Humidity is Too High?

When there is too much moisture in your home, wet air can get trapped in corners, basements, and other closed areas. This is usually most noticeable in bathrooms, where moisture gathers in corners and on ceilings and creates mildew that is often difficult to remove. Condensation can also accumulate in windows, causing water to drip down the window and wooden frames to rot. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms are also prone to having higher humidity levels.

This excess moisture provides a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mold (which can be harmful to your health if left unchecked), and also makes your home more inviting for pest and insects such as cockroaches and termites.

Does the air in your home feel stale and musty? Do you have problems breathing at night because it's too dry or too humid? Komfort Heating & Cooling can help. Contact us today to learn more about our dehumidifiers and air quality products and services.

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