Portable dehumidifiers are effective at providing a comfortable atmosphere in a single room. However, they don’t reach every room in your home and you often have to fiddle with the controls as outdoor temperatures and relative humidity changes to get the right conditions.
Air that’s higher than 55 percent relative humidity causes more than just an uncomfortable setting. It also sets the stage for things like mold and fungi to irritate sinuses, allergies and asthma. Using a whole-house dehumidifier gives you that whole-house comfort you’re looking for.
Using a dehumidifier saves you money. Because you can run your air conditioner at higher temperatures when the air has a lower humidity level, you actually save on your energy costs. A temperature of 78 degrees with 30 percent humidity is as comfortable as an indoor temperature of 74 degrees with 70 percent humidity. By running your air conditioner at a lower rate, you save energy dollars and increase the lifespan of the A/C system.
While saving energy, your home is that much more comfortable. Experts say that a comfortable indoor humidity level is ideally between 30 and 50 percent. With a whole-house system, you can deliver dehumidification to every room in your home (not just the one room where the portable unit is placed), giving everyone in the family relief from moist air.
As a result, you get indoor air quality with a comfortable level of humidity, and that’s a humidity level that won’t irritate sinuses, allergies or asthma. A dehumidifier actually creates healthy indoor conditions. That’s important, because people tend to spend about half their time inside their homes. A whole-house system gives you a haven from things that provoke health problems.
For southeast Texans, it’s important to have a tool to combat that humid Gulf Coast air. Using a whole-house dehumidifier with your air conditioning system provides a comfortable home setting where you want to spend your time and a place of refuge from unbearable outdoor conditions.
The experts at Beyer Boys are available to help you with your dehumidification questions. Call them to talk about a whole-house dehumidifier.
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