Whole House Dehumidifiers - For Efficient Control of Humidity in Your Home
For efficient control of humidity throughout the whole house, whole house dehumidifiers that can be installed permanently into the ductwork of the home’s existing furnace or central air conditioning system are the best option.
Many people have a tendency to rely on their central air conditioning systems to control humidity in their homes. Although an air conditioner is capable of doing this, it also cools the air in the process, so in cooler weather when the air conditioner is not needed, this is obviously not a feasible option. Whole house dehumidifiers are designed to operate year round, in all temperatures, even lower ones.
It makes sense to use a dehumidifier during cooler weather because that is when dampness sets in and does not naturally disperse as easily. Cooler temperatures are also when mold and mildew can develop, because some areas of the home, such as the basement or crawl space, can become perpetually wet unless measures are taken to dry them out.
Storage rooms are useless space when mold prevents you from storing anything in them, and basement bedrooms can become unfit to sleep in when mold is present because of the grave health concerns that it presents. Mold can cause numerous health problems, including allergies and respiratory problems, especially in children and people with weakened immune systems. Mold and mildew can also cause a large number of other problems in the home; it can spread to carpet and furniture, permanently staining fabric and infusing it with that unmistakable musty smell.
Constant dampness also causes wood to rot and drywall to disintegrate, and when it continues over an extended period of time it can result in structural damage and costly repairs to the home. Another problem that can be caused by high humidity in the home is infestation by pests such as cockroaches and silverfish, which just happen to thrive in a damp environment.Portable dehumidifiers work well in smaller spaces or single rooms, but they don’t have the capacity to handle the demands of an entire house.
Whole house dehumidifiers are capable of sensing the humidity level of each individual room and then adjusting themselves accordingly. Fully automated units are available that require virtually no maintenance and operate via a programmable digital thermostat. The dehumidifier will turn on and off as needed to keep the humidity in the whole house at exactly the right level. The typical unit is connected to a permanent drain so that there is no messy water collection bucket to empty or clean; it is so self-sufficient that you barely know that it is there.
A permanent dehumidifier that installs into the ductwork of the home is more expensive than a portable unit that is designed to service only one room, but most people who own one feel that it is money well spent. To help keep moisture at bay in problem areas of the house as well as make the air healthier and easier to breathe throughout the whole house, dehumidifiers such as these have proven themselves to be worthwhile investments.
To read more about different types of dehumidifiers, please follow these links:
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