3 Benefits of Using a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

As any resident knows, Sarasota, Florida, is a humid city. Humidity can result in discomfort and deteriorate indoor air quality. Luckily, there’s a solution. A whole-home dehumidifier can help create a comfortable home with improved air quality, counteracting the moist environment of the Sarasota area. Here are some of the benefits of installing a whole-home dehumidifier in your home.

Avoid Microbial Growth

Mold and mildew thrive in moist environments. If your home has high levels of humidity, this can lead to their proliferation, especially in dark places that are difficult to reach. Common sites for mold are behind refrigerators and dryers, while mildew can form in towels and clothing.

Besides the obvious health hazard, mold and mildew can also lead to unpleasant smells in the home. These smells can be difficult to get rid of until you remove the source. A dehumidifier balances out the moisture in the air, which makes it harder for these nuisances to grow and improves air quality.

Lower Monthly Utility Bills

One of the functions of an HVAC system is to remove moisture from the air. Whether the system is new or old, it must work harder and longer when the humidity in the home is high. This means greater draws of energy and higher utility bills. A dehumidifier helps keep moisture levels stable, reducing your HVAC system’s workload to keep your house comfortable.

Improve Comfort

A humid home is an uncomfortable home. Sticky and unpleasant, humidity makes it hard to stay comfortable.

By removing excess humidity from your home, you can improve indoor air quality and keep temperatures more stable. You’ll also reduce strain on your HVAC system by decreasing its workload to reach desired temperatures.

If you have noticed high humidity in your home and are ready for a change, give Custom Air and Plumbing a call at (866) 819-0992 to set up a consultation for a whole-home dehumidifier today. We look forward to helping you stay comfortably cool and breathe fresher air in your home.

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