From spring through autumn, Columbus, GA, has humid weather. On a particularly hot and humid summer day, you rely on your air conditioning system for relief. Adding a whole-home dehumidifier could significantly enhance your home’s comfort, energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Consider these three benefits of pairing a whole-house dehumidifying system with your air conditioning system.
Improved Indoor Comfort
Humid air makes your skin feel clammy. You might be tempted to crank the air conditioning in order to feel more comfortable, but this just overworks your cooling system. Using a whole-home dehumidifier to reduce indoor moisture levels helps you feel more comfortable at a warmer temperature. On a cool day that’s not hot enough to use your air conditioner, the unit continues to remove extra moisture from the air.
Healthier Indoor Air
Mold and mildew are common allergens that thrive when the humidity is above 55%. The best whole-house dehumidifying systems remove the excess moisture from your entire house. This reduces bacteria and nearly eliminates mold and mildew, explains Energy Star. With less mold and mildew, your home’s air will be cleaner and healthier. The air will smell fresher, too. You won’t have to deal with musty or stale odors because the dehumidifier works 24/7 on humid days.
Prevent Damage to Your Home
Too much moisture in your home’s air could lead to mold and water damage. If your Columbus home has hardwood floors or trim, the excess humidity could result in rot. Damp indoor air encourages the presence of pests, including wood-destroying insects. The extra moisture could discolor your walls, baseboards, cabinets and flooring. Too much moisture also affects upholstered furniture, fragile linens and the artwork on your home’s walls. Mold damage is costly and difficult to handle. By eliminating excessive moisture in your home, you can prevent mold damage.
To learn more about the benefits of a whole-home dehumidifier, check out Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning’s indoor air quality solutions, or call us today for additional details.