High humidity is such a drag—who needs it?
Our Missouri summers can leave a person feeling sweaty, hot, and muggy. If you find it difficult to get comfortable inside your Wildwood home during the hotter months of the year, a whole-house dehumidifier can help significantly.
At Chesterfield Service, we’ve been helping homes and businesses in the Chesterfield area since 1976. We are committed to improving your comfort, health, and indoor air quality (IAQ).
The Problem With Humidity
The ideal relative humidity for your home is between 40 and 50 percent. When humidity levels creep past 60 percent, good luck trying to get comfortable. The sweat cakes to your skin like a wet blanket, leaving you with a sticky, icky feeling.
Even worse, excess humidity leads to mold growth that can exasperate asthma attacks and other respiratory issues. If you want to curb mold growth in your home, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes the first step is to control moisture indoors. If you clean up the mold but don’t fix the water problem, the mold will return.
A dehumidifier can tackle this issue head-on. Here are three reasons why you will want to consider a whole-house dehumidifier for your home:
1. Is That a Cockroach in My Home?
Mold and mildew growth thrive in moist environments, such as bathrooms, attics, laundry rooms, and basements. Moisture also tends to attract cockroaches, dust mites, centipedes, and other critters that nobody wants to see creeping around their home. A whole-house dehumidifier addresses this problem by balancing your indoor relative humidity. Dogs and cats are great to have around the family—cockroaches not so much.
2. My Floor Is Warping
Not only does excess humidity mess with your health—but it can also ruin your furniture. High humidity causes your wood furniture to warp and eventually deteriorate. Mold and mildew will destroy leather, carpeting, bedding—even metal can start to deteriorate.
Adding a central dehumidifier is a practical solution. The dehumidifier works by drawing the water from the air, sending dry air through your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and distributing it throughout your home. The extracted moisture is then transferred through your plumbing system.
3. It Feels Like a Sauna in Here
High humidity levels make it difficult to breathe, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma. It creates breeding grounds for viruses like the flu. You risk hyperthermia or overheating because your body cannot cool down. Fatigue, heatstroke, and fainting can also occur from overexposure to humidity.
Not to mention it can feel like a sauna in your Wildwood home.
Installing a Dehumidifier
Our licensed professionals at Chesterfield will take measurements throughout your home to determine the size and capacity of the model that will best serve your needs. Once installed, these systems are easy to operate and maintain. Your home will feel comfortable on the hottest of days, and your health will notice the improvement in air quality too. Give us a call today for a free consultation!