As the famous saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. Yet there is more to these rainy days than just beautiful blooms! With wetter and damper weather conditions across all regions during springtime comes a decrease in indoor air quality. If you’re not aware of how this affects your lifestyle, now’s the time to start being mindful! An increase in humidity levels outdoors will undoubtedly have an impact on your home’s air circulation too. With April being just a month away, it is time to start making preparations for higher moisture levels in your home and the ensuing issues that come with them. Join Bexley Heating & Cooling as we delve into the intricate details of whole-home dehumidifiers and make sure you are ready for spring!
WHAT ARE SIGNS YOU NEED TO LOOK FOR IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR HOME NEEDS A WHOLE-HOME DEHUMIDIFIER?
A great way to discern whether your home could benefit from a whole-home dehumidifier or not is to look for these common signs:
- An off-putting or musty smell lingers in the air.
- Mold or mildew has grown on your walls, ceilings, or elsewhere.
- Unsightly water spots have infiltrated your walls, ceilings, and other surfaces.
- Persistent moisture and condensation are plaguing your home, showing up on walls, windowsills, doors, or furnishings.
- Unwelcome moisture is invading your basement, causing potential damage to valuable possessions.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING A WHOLE-HOME DEHUMIDIFIER?
Let’s initially explore the health advantages of owning a whole-home dehumidifier in your home. As you might already be aware, increased moisture levels provide an ideal atmosphere for pollutants like mildew and mold to thrive – meaning if you notice abnormally high humidity, it’s time to invest in one! Not only does poor indoor air quality (IAQ) affect our physical well-being but our mental state too. So, with that said, investing in a high-quality humidifier can truly revolutionize how healthy your home is. A dehumidifier is an excellent choice for those suffering from respiratory-related issues such as asthma, providing much-needed relief. And just to sweeten the deal even further, it can protect your house and possessions with help of its whole-home system.
If your home is suffering from high humidity levels, you risk damage and deterioration due to mold, mildew growth, and moisture. A whole-home dehumidifier can help bring back a balance in the air quality of your house by halting excess humidity. Rest assured that with this installation, all traces of dampness will be gone before you know it!
Surprisingly, dehumidifiers can even help to reduce your energy costs. Although Ohio is usually not considered a particularly humid region, every home has its own unique indoor air quality (IAQ) that fluctuates based on several aspects of the environment. If you live in an older house with heightened humidity levels during the spring and summer seasons, then investing in a whole-home dehumidifier might just be the solution for you! During hotter months, an HVAC system’s primary task should be keeping your dwelling cool – but maybe it’s time to give it some extra support from a trusty dehumidifier.
Utilizing a dehumidifier to balance the humidity levels in your home is an effective way to reduce strain on your HVAC system, letting it perform its primary function without expending too much energy. This ultimately helps you save both energy and money—a win-win situation!
HOW MUCH MAINTENANCE DO WHOLE-HOME DEHUMIDIFIERS REQUIRE?
Whole-home dehumidifiers are a great choice for your home due to their low maintenance and upkeep requirements. With these systems, you don’t need to worry about extra time and effort being required of you. Once installed, they work in tandem with your HVAC system, providing cleaner air while optimizing the indoor air quality without any additional input from the homeowner! Fortunately, it is easy enough that when it comes time for servicing or safety checks on your HVAC system – all can be taken care of together by a competent technician.
If you believe that your home would benefit from a whole-home dehumidifier, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be ecstatic to hear from you. Plus, we will happily provide advice on the best solutions for you and your home. You can reach Bexley Heating & Cooling today at (614) 924-7856 or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!