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Is it Time to Install a Dehumidifier?

If you’ve lived in Iowa through even one summer, then you are familiar with high humidity. Excess humidity can make the hottest of days seem even that more miserable. In addition to making you uncomfortable, too much humidity can actually lead to home damage and require you to run your air conditioner more often. The relative humidity level in your home should be between 30-50%, as any higher than this is inefficient and unhealthy. We’ve listed some benefits of dehumidifier installation below.

Energy Savings

High humidity makes any day seem warmer, no matter what the temperature actually is. Therefore, you likely are tempted to set your thermostat even lower than normal to cool your home down. A dehumidifier allows you to set your thermostat at a higher temperature, which reduces your energy use. This reduces your monthly electricity bill and helps your AC system run more efficiently since you’ll be allowing it to run less.

Improved Health

Too much humidity encourages the development of mold and mildew within your home. If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies and/or asthma, this can aggravate symptoms. Mold and mildew can make even a healthy person sick. A dehumidifier helps to keep indoor air at a reasonable humidity level, which helps keep the home’s occupants healthy.

Better Comfort

A dehumidifier will make you healthier, your wallet happier, and will help you feel more comfortable without requiring you to dramatically lower your thermostat settings. When there’s too much humidity in the air, your body can’t effectively cool itself down, because the moisture doesn’t allow your sweat to evaporate quickly enough. That is precisely why a humid day feels so much worse than any other day at the same temperature.

For professional dehumidifier installation in Evansdale, IA, contact Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today.

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