Chesterfield, MO, can be hot and humid during the summer months. While your air conditioner should help with the humidity levels in your home, sometimes older air conditioning units struggle to keep up. A dehumidifier assists your air conditioner in removing moisture in the air, which can help your air conditioner perform. There are many other benefits of a dehumidifier too! The team at Chesterfield Service expands on some of these benefits and how to tell if your home would be a good fit for this type of system.
Home Dehumidifier Benefits
A dehumidifier works by extracting the moisture in the air and condensing it into a liquid. This liquid is then collected in a drain pan or is drained away from the home. Many people use portable dehumidifiers in damp areas of their homes like basements and crawl spaces, but rooms with plumbing and no windows can also be vulnerable to excess moisture. Kitchens and bathrooms are common rooms with water damage and mold growth. When you have a whole-house dehumidifier, these systems can help address the moisture in the air of your entire house, not just the basement.
Some other benefits of a dehumidifier include:
Lower Energy Costs
Your air conditioning system works very hard on humid days to make your home comfortable. A dehumidifier is its partner. Because dehumidifiers require very little energy to help reduce humidity levels in your home, it is a big help to your air conditioning system. You’ll notice lower energy costs in the summer because your air conditioner doesn’t need to work nearly as hard to dehumidify your home.
Control Mold Growth
Mold loves moist environments. The more moisture in the air, the better it is for mold and mildew growth. A dehumidifier will remove moisture which can not only prevent mold from spreading but also can help combat it from thriving in the first place. Mold is difficult to get rid of, and if you’ve had mold grow in your home before, a whole-house dehumidifier can help stop mold from growing back again.
Alleviates Allergy Symptoms
Common allergy triggers are mold spores, dust mites, pollen, and animal dander. The dryer the air in your home, the less these allergens will spread throughout your home. Dehumidifiers are also a good idea for those with asthma, as heavier air can make it more difficult to breathe. When you have better indoor air quality, everyone in your home can breathe easier.
Cockroaches, dust mites, spiders, and other pests love moist environments too. A humid environment can make your home a destination for these creepy crawlies. If you’re looking to have fewer pests in your home, a dehumidifier could help.
Prevents Water Damage
When you notice moisture accumulating on windows inside your home or on walls, this means that you have a lot of moisture in the air. As soon as you notice water droplets, clean them up as soon as you can. These water droplets can quickly become water stains that can damage wooden floors, furniture, walls, or electronics.
How To Tell If My Home Needs A Dehumidifier?
If you’re unsure if your home would benefit from a dehumidifier, check this list for the common signs that your house is suffering from excess moisture.
- Signs of mold growth
- Severe allergy symptoms or asthma symptoms
- Sleeping problems
- Warped wood furniture
- Indoor paint chipping or peeling wallpaper
- Water stains on floors, walls, and ceilings
- Condensation on the inside of windows
Call Chesterfield Service for Dehumidifier Installation
The team at Chesterfield Service is proud to provide quality whole house dehumidifier installation to homes throughout the Chesterfield, MO area. A dehumidifier can greatly improve your indoor air quality and help protect your home from water damage. Contact Chesterfield Service today to learn more about having a whole-house dehumidifier installed in your home.