Reduce Humidity In Your Home Using A Whole-House Method
Indoor humidity levels have a significant effect on the comfort of your living spaces. In general, relative humidity in your home should be between 30 and 50 percent. When indoor humidity increases beyond that level, you will feel unpleasant physical effects and see possible damage to your house and furnishings. To prevent these problems, the simplest answer is to reduce humidity in your home.
High humidity levels will make you feel listless and sluggish. Excess humidity can make it difficult to sleep and cause you to feel physically ill. High humidity reduces your body's ability to cool itself through perspiration, so it can also make you feel warmer than the actual indoor temperature.
When humidity levels get too high, moisture damage to papers, books and expensive electronics such as computers and stereos can result. Wallpaper and paint can peel and flake away. Wood paneling, flooring and furniture can be warped. Insects, mold, bacteria and other pests thrive in high-humidity environments.
A whole-house dehumidification system is the most effective way of reducing the moisture and humidity levels throughout your home. Your air conditioner dehumidifies to a degree, and room dehumidifiers can also help, but you will get the best results from a whole-house system.
Whole-house dehumidifiers are installed within your existing forced-air cooling system.
All of the air that travels through the system also flows through the dehumidifier, where moisture is removed. The drier air is released back into your home, reducing humidity levels everywhere that receives cooling from your air conditioner or heat pump.
A whole-house dehumidification can help with problems such as:
- Clammy, too-moist skin
- Stuffy, hard-to-breathe indoor air
- Sticky or sweaty floors or walls
- Moist stains on walls, ceilings or floors
- Increased amounts of mold and mildew
- Condensation on water pipes or window panes
- Musty, damp odors in your home
- Increases in allergies or other respiratory conditions
Customers in northern Virginia have counted on Jones-Rogers Inc. for reliable heating, ventilation and air conditioning services for more than 42 years. Contact us today for more information on whole-house dehumidifiers and how they reduce humidity.