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Use a Whole-House Dehumidifier This Summer

When the heat of the summer season is at its most intense, you will be happy for having scheduled your air conditioning services with our team. Doing so ensures your ability to cool your home effectively and reliably. Even the best air conditioner can struggle if faced with very high humidity levels, though. Excessive humidity is one of the greatest detriments to overall indoor air quality, which is just as important as maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home.

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If you are serious about improving your indoor air quality this summer, then we strongly recommend the use of a whole-house dehumidifier in Miami, FL. We install and service many great systems, including Honeywell Dehumidifiers. The negative effects of excessive humidity are many, and using a good dehumidifier can really help you to boost the of the air in your home, along with your own comfort. Consider the following, and remember to schedule your IAQ services with the pros on our team.

Why Is High Humidity Such a Problem?

High humidity levels negatively affect your comfort, of course. However, it also has many other negative effects that homeowners are sometimes left unaware of. You should consider the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier if you encounter any of these issues in your home.

  • Muggy, stuffy air.
  • Water staining on walls or floors.
  • The development of mold growth.
  • Peeling wallpaper.
  • Warped wooden floorboards.

Not only does high humidity put your comfort at risk, but it can actually lead to issues that can damage your property (wood rot, warped floors) and negatively affect your health (mold growth). By simply drying out the air in your home to an appropriate level, you can resolve these issues or avoid them entirely. Using a whole-house dehumidifier makes this easier than ever.

Why Choose a Whole-House Dehumidifier?

Portable dehumidifiers have their uses, such as drying out small storage spaces. When you live in an area like ours where high  humidity is a very common problem, though, it is much better to opt for a whole-house solution. By using a whole-house dehumidifier, you can enjoy many benefits.

First of all, these systems are easily controlled with humidistats. That means that you can dry out the entire house just as much as you want to, without worrying about overdoing it. The system will work with your existing central cooling system, and can benefit that system as well. It is easier for an AC to do its job effectively when the air is not overly saturated with moisture.

Plus, a whole-house dehumidifier is just much more convenient than a portable model. With a portable dehumidifier, you have to either invest in multiple units or move a single unit around the house to address high humidity in different areas. You’ll also have to empty the collection bucket with a portable dehumidifier. With a whole-house dehumidifier, on the other hand, you can dehumidify your entire living space and drain the removed humidity right outside.

Contact Altman Air, Inc. if you want to use a whole-house dehumidifier in your home. 

 

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