Utility Bills & The Life of Your Cooling Unit
Whole-house dehumidifiers help you save money on your monthly cooling bills because with less moisture in the air you are comfortable at a higher temperature. Because you aren’t always bumping the down the thermostat, your air-conditioner or handler runs less often and lasts longer. It is much more cost effective to run a dehumidifier than a central cooling system.
A strategically placed dehumidifier continuously dries out moist air in your home’s HVAC system before it circulates back through your home. This helps your AC run more efficiently, extends the life of your coils, and reduces cooling bills.
Whole house dehumidifiers are sensitive to your home’s moisture levels so they only kick in when you need them to. This means a lot during the summertime, less in the spring and fall, and usually not at all in the wintertime (when you run the heat continuously and want to ADD moisture to the air).
Does My House Need A Dehumidifier?
The more air-tight and insulated your home is, the more you need a whole-house dehumidifier because excess humidity created by normal every day activities (cooking, showering, breathing) can’t escape.
Aside from feeling comfortable, several sure signs your home could benefit from a whole house dehumidifier are:
Too much moisture (condensation on the windows, home feels muggy, and uncomfortable)
Mold and mildew growth
Musty house smell
Aggravated allergies and upper-respiratory issues (from air-born bacteria)
Stains or water damage on ceilings
Rotting woodwork (especially around windows where condensation collects)
Basement or crawlspace feels wet
Reducing or eliminating these common aggravations are some of the many benefits of a whole-house dehumidifier.