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What Are the Benefits of Installing a Dehumidifier?

Posted on: April 11, 2016

Even if you’ve only been through one of our summers, you know that North Carolina residents are no stranger to humidity! With temperatures just starting to warm up, springtime serves as a reminder that we are about to enter another long stretch of excess moisture and heat. The good news is that there is something you can do to improve and maintain your indoor air comfort.

Installing a dehumidifier helps keep your home’s relative humidity between 30%-50%, which is where it should be. Any higher, and you’ll start feeling pretty uncomfortable. Not to mention, too much excess moisture is unhealthy and bad for your home’s property too. We’ve highlighted a few of the main benefits of a dehumidifier installation below.

Increased Comfort

Too much humidity does not allow you to sweat, and thus does not allow you to cool off through the natural process of evaporation. The excess moisture simply doesn’t let you do this, making humid days feel that much worse than any other day at the same temperature. A dehumidifier will help you feel more comfortable at the same temperature, which allows you to keep your thermostat at a higher setting.

Home Protection

Without proper dehumidification, mold and mildew will likely begin to develop in your ductwork, kitchen, bathrooms, and other closed off spaces in your home. Mold removal is expensive and inconvenient. Too much moisture can also cause your flooring to warp, your wallpaper to peel, and could cause unsightly and unhealthy mold spores to show up.

Improved Health

Speaking of your health, the development of mold, mildew, or other microorganisms can have a negative impact on your health. This is particularly true if you normally suffer from allergies and asthma. Actually, too must moisture can make even the healthiest person sick. However, a dehumidifier helps keep your air at a reasonable level that guards your health.

For dehumidifiers services in Durham, NC, contact Bud Matthews Services today.

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