You may be familiar with humidifiers. Growing up your parents may have run a humidifier in your room at night when you were sick. Humidifiers increase the humidity in a single room or an entire building. That humidity can help ease some of the symptoms that are caused by the flu or the common cold. But are you also familiar with a dehumidifier? Dehumidifiers have become increasingly popular recently. Today AB Enterprises Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners will talk about the benefits of having a dehumidifier installed in your home.
How Does a Dehumidifier Work?
Let’s start off by talking about what a dehumidifier is. At AB Enterprises Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners we carry Santa Fe dehumidifiers. Santa Fe dehumidifiers’ website describes the process much better than we could, so we will share their description of how a dehumidifier operates. A dehumidifier works to remove excess moisture in the air. By regulating the humidity in the air, your home or business can be more comfortable and there will be less dust mites, mold, and other allergens in the air. First, the dehumidifier pulls the humid air through the high-efficiency air filter in the dehumidifier. As the air passes over the evaporator coil the cold surface of the evaporator coil combined with the humid air forces water to come condense and form water droplets on the coil. This water then drops into the drain pan and runs out of the dehumidifier through the drain tube. The now cold dry air goes over the condenser coils and is heated, and the warm dry air is now supplied to the basement or crawl space.
Advantages of Dehumidifiers
There are many different benefits of having a dehumidifier installed in your home. Experts agree that controlling the humidity inside your home or business helps improve the comfort of your home, reduces health risks, improves the energy efficiency of your home, and protects the structure of the home and its contents.
Dehumidifier Protects Your Home – How on earth does having a dehumidifier protect your property? High humidity can cause mildew, mold, wood rot, musty odors, dust mites, rust in your ductwork, increased insects and pests, buckling floors, damage to cabinets, higher cooling costs, wet insulation, and sweating windows. All of those symptoms can cause your home to become damaged. Damaged homes lose their value which is always discouraging to homeowners. Using a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity in the air of your home can help reduce all of those symptoms.
How is a Dehumidifier Good for Your Health? Controlling the humidity in the air of your home can also help reduce the risk of serious health issues. Two major ways that dehumidifiers can help reduce the risk of health issues is by decreasing the dust mites and mold in your home. When dust mites are in the air of your home many respiratory, allergy, and asthma issues increase. Dust mites multiply extremely easily in warm, humid places. Taking the humidity out of the air will make it harder for these dust mites to multiply. Mold is also the cause of health problems. If mold is present in your home it can cause coughing, wheezing, running eyes/nose, skin rashes, muscular aches, loss of appetite, inability to concentrate, and fatigue. The only way to reduce mold growth in your home is to keep the humidity levels low.
Dehumidifiers Increase Comfort Levels – When your home is humid it can be hard to feel comfortable. In a home where the humidity is high you may feel hot and sticky or cold and clammy. Your physical comfort will be increased when you use your dehumidifier to control the humidity in the air of your home. Another problem in homes that are humid is musty odors. Increased moisture in the air of your home can cause funky smells that can make it uncomfortable to be in your home.
Energy Efficient Dehumidifiers – The last area that a dehumidifier can benefit homeowners is increasing the energy efficiency of your home. The drier the air in your home is, the more comfortable you can feel at higher temperatures in your home. Having less humidity in your home can allow you to keep your thermostat higher during those expensive summer months. Installing a dehumidifier in your home may qualify you for tax credits, rebates, and incentives.
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Now that you know more about the benefits of dehumidifiers, we hope that you will consider having one installed in your home. AB Enterprises Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning would love to come out and install a dehumidifier in your home. Give us a call today!