Indoor Air Quality
What is a Dehumidifier?
Dehumidifiers are electric-powered appliances that reduce the level of humidity in the air in a home and help manage levels for health or comfort reasons. Dehumidifiers also help eliminate musty odors and prevent mildew growth. They work by extracting moisture from the air. Dehumidifiers can be used in homes and in businesses.
They work by extracting water from air as it passes through the unit. There are two types of dehumidifiers. There are desiccant dehumidifiers and condensate dehumidifiers.
Condensate dehumidifiers use a refrigerator to collect water while desiccant dehumidifiers (also known as absorption dehumidifiers) bond moisture with hydrophilic materials like silica gel.
The best dehumidifiers on the market, or the highest rated dehumidifiers, are made by Aprilaire. Aprilaire dehumidifiers were also recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient for 2021. Beavercreek Heating & Cooling offers dehumidifiers by Aprilaire, including their 1800 series, 100 series and crawlspace dehumidifier.
When to Use a Dehumidifier
When should I use a dehumidifier?
The best time to use a dehumidifier is when the days feel especially humid in your home. Signs your home is humid should be evident as it makes it stick and uncomfortable. This can cause breathing issues. The relative humidity should be less than 50 percent. You should use one if it goes above this level. Even if it doesn’t however, using a dehumidifier will help your air conditioner and save on home cooling costs.
Are dehumidifiers worth it?
Using a dehumidifier will help take the humidity down in a humid home, which is usually during the summer. These devices can also lower the buildup of mold and dust mites. If you already have any mold in your home, using a dehumidifier won’t remove it. It will need to be taken out. Dehumidifiers will, however, lower or eliminate additional mold growth.
What are the benefits of a dehumidifier?
For one you’ll have better, cleaner air. When your residence has the right humidity level, it’s less prone to create a condition in which mold and mildew can develop and proliferate. Because it helps your A/C, you’ll have lower energy consumption and cost. Dehumidifiers reduce condensation and improve overall health in the home. The benefits outweigh the cost overall and in some cases, it pays for itself.
When should I turn my dehumidifier on in the summer?
There are a few obvious signs when a homeowner should use a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are a must when you see: dampness on windows, peeling paint, mildew growth, musty odors. However, even when the effects of humidity aren’t very obvious, this device can be an important summertime tool to use in your home, effectively reducing the workload for your central cooling system.
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Benefits of Dehumidifier Installation
Save Money, Help A/C
Dehumidifiers lower energy costs to keep your home cool during the summer because the system helps your air conditioner run more efficiently.
Better Indoor Air Quality
They improve your home’s air quality, making your home less prone to allergens such as dust mites and dander. They also inhibit the growth of mold, and mildew.
Remove Unwanted Odors
Dehumidifiers help remove unwanted odors in the home. Foul odors often accompany mold and mildew — getting rid of that “musty” odor or “rotting” odor that’s often pungent and can be very offensive.
They are not disruptive to your daily life, and run quietly and efficiently in the background without most people even noticing.
More Dehumidifier Benefits
Better for Health: Dehumidifiers help prevent irritation to skin caused by too much moisture. They improve breathing conditions for respiratory systems and enable you to breathe easier, sleep better, and feel much more comfortable in your home.
Protects Belongings: When you’re home has ideal humidity levels, clothing will dry faster, cereals, breads and other dry foods will remain fresh longer without going stale, and you won’t be able to find signs of rust or corrosion on things like computer equipment, electronics and other tools.
Cleaner Home: Using a dehumidifier will assist in reducing dust in the home, so you won’t have to clean as often. Having optimal levels of humidity helps to keep your home cleaner around the clock.