If the air in your Centerpoint, AL, home feels clammy or you start to smell a musty odor, you might need a whole-home dehumidifier to wrangle the humidity levels. According to WebMD, dehumidifiers not only reduce asthma and allergy symptoms, but they also protect your home’s furnishings and accessories. An air conditioner helps remove some moisture from the air, but sometimes you need more help keeping humidity at bay.
Reduce Mold Potential
High humidity levels create the perfect environment for mold and mildew. Mold can grow in your ductwork or around the drip pan in your air conditioner. A whole-home dehumidifier reduces the potential for mold growth and creates a safer environment for your family.
Keep Food Fresh
In a humid environment, perishable foods like bread and fruit will decompose faster. Installing a dehumidifier extracts moisture from the air so you don’t have to worry about your groceries that sit on your kitchen countertops or on your pantry shelves.
Decrease Housekeeping Chores
If you hate scrubbing your tub or shower, consider a dehumidifier. Mildew won’t develop as quickly in wet areas of the home, such as bathrooms, so you don’t have to clean as often. To further reduce mildew growth, keep a squeegee in your tub to wipe down the walls before you get out.
Stop Allergy and Asthma Symptoms
Your home should provide a safe escape from the outside world. If the humidity levels get too high, however, you might experience sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, and skin irritation, among other symptoms. To keep your allergy and asthma symptoms at bay, install a dehumidifier.
Discourage Dust Mites
Humidity attracts and sustains dust mites. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, dust mites can’t survive humidity levels lower than 50 percent. Consequently, a whole-home dehumidifier eases the symptoms of dust allergies.
Are you ready to install a dehumidifier? Call One Source Air at (205) 509-1929 to discuss your residential HVAC needs.
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