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Battling Humidity in the Home: Are You Well Equipped?

Recent weather has reminded us just how much humidity we deal with on a regular basis. Though our temperatures are relatively mild, high humidity makes it seem much warmer, which can become a problem indoors. Due to the extra moisture in the air when relative humidity rises about 50%, it becomes difficult for the human body to release heat through the skin by evaporating sweat. Therefore, even though the temperature may not increase, the air feels much hotter when it is humid out.

Of course, there’s not a whole lot you can do about high humidity outdoors. However, you can certainly change it inside your house. It requires the professional installation of a whole-house dehumidifier into your HVAC system to achieve true indoor comfort. Keep reading to learn how equipping yourself with this system benefits you and your home.

Improved Comfort

The most apparent benefit you’ll discover upon installation of a dehumidifier is better comfort in hot weather. Balancing your indoor humidity levels between 30% and 50% will make your household temperatures feel as if they’re up to 8° cooler. Your AC system is incapable of achieving this on its own.

Decreased Utility Bills

Since your dehumidifier makes the air in your home seem cooler, you won’t need to run your AC system as often as you otherwise would. This means you can expect you see savings on your monthly energy bill.

Reduced Water Damage

The excess moisture in your home brought on by humidity leads to water on surfaces, where it can and will cause damage. Wood rot and other water damage is common if indoor humidity is too high.

Eliminate Mold and Mildew

There are a number of harmful molds and mildews that thrive in humid environments. Drying up your house helps to prevent them from growing at all. This is beneficial as some molds release spores that can make even the healthiest person ill. Be sure to invest in a professionally installed dehumidifier to increase your indoor air quality.

For expert dehumidifier installation in your Reston, VA home, contact AllTech Services, Inc. today!

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