The Importance Of A Whole House Dehumidifier

Do you have humidity issues within your home or business? Consider installing a whole house dehumidifier. A whole house dehumidifier can keep you and your family safe from the harmful effects that high indoor humidity can cause. With that being said, there are several benefits to installing a dehumidifier in your home or business. Here, Fritts Heating & Air discusses dehumidifiers, their most important benefits and why you should invest today.

How Do Dehumidifiers Work?

The dehumidifier’s fan pulls in air and blows that air over cold compressors coils. Moisture condenses on those coils, which removes the moisture from the air. The accumulation drips into the reservoir and the reheater restores the air to its original temperature. Many dehumidifiers also include a humidistat, which allows you to customize the amount of humidity the unit removes from the air based on your preferences.

Health Benefits

High levels of humidity can actually cause some health risks. Whole house dehumidifiers reduce humidity levels which can benefit your health in the long run. Mold allergies can lead to childhood asthma which can be a debilitating disease. Installing a dehumidifier can reduce irritation to your respiratory system as well as your skin. By taking excess moisture out of the air, the dehumidifier makes your air cleaner and safer. Fritts Heating & Air has been helping to keep you safe and healthy for decades.

Reduce Harmful Mold & Mildew

If your home has high humidity levels, mold can start to develop on your clothing and even your furniture. This is obviously harmful to your health. Installing a whole house dehumidifier allows your belongings to dry faster and keeps moisture away from furniture and other house hold items. Another benefit is that by reducing the moisture in the air, your perishable food will stay fresher for a longer period of time.

Decrease Dust Mites

A whole house dehumidifier can reduce the number of active dust mites. Dust mites typically like to attach to mattresses, bedding, furniture, carpets and more. Humidity and dust mites thrive together. If someone has allergies or asthma, they may have an allergic reaction to dust mites. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to dust mites include sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, itchy skin, watery eyes and coughing. For those with asthma, dust mites may trigger difficulty breathing, wheezing or tightness in your chest. Dust mites are the most common issue for yearly allergies.

Air Purification

Whole home dehumidifiers can also serve as an excellent air purification system for your home or business. Dehumidifiers can also reduce odors that are linked to mold and mildew. A whole house dehumidifier can get rid of that rotten smell associated with the effects of high humidity.

Dehumidifier Installation

Whole house dehumidifiers tie into your existing HVAC system ductwork and dehumidify every room in your home with a single unit. There are many different sizes of whole house dehumidifiers to fit any size home or business. Each unit has its own drainage line so you don’t have to empty a water pan or move equipment from one place to another.

The benefits of installing a whole house dehumidifier far outweigh the cost if your home or business experiences high humidity. Reducing mold, mildew and dust mites significantly helps to reduce allergy and asthma triggers. Contact Fritts Heating & Air today and set up an appointment to install a whole house dehumidifier ASAP.

Call Us Today

Contact us to learn more about whole house dehumidifier installation and how they can greatly impact the comfort level of your home. Our office is convenient to Canton, GA and services the entire north metro Atlanta area. Don’t wait another minute; contact us today for all of your dehumidifier needs.

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