While summer heat is making its way in, we want to help you combat those high humidity levels with Donovan Dehumidifiers! How will they help? Let us tell you!
Dehumidifiers are essential units that you should consider installing in your Jacksonville area home for the added benefits in your living space, as it will help maintain healthy and comfortable humidity levels. These units work hard at cleansing the air of excess moisture and prevent mold, dust, bacteria and other harmful particles from growing. Florida has some of the most humid environments in the country, so our 20 year’s experience make us well-versed in understanding how to effectively install and manage a dehumidifier in your home. This is especially true during the upcoming summer months!
With new government mandates making everything more efficient, air conditioning units are simply not running long enough to remove humidity from your home. Newly required 15 Seer air conditioner systems remove less humidity than ever before. Homeowners often don’t understand how this system works and tend to overcool their homes to remove the humidity, making them chilly even in summer or leaving them feeling uncomfortable. Many times, this happens when the thermostat drives temperature under the set point to achieve desired relative humidity set point. So, even if you are great at keeping your living area clean, humidity can be tricky to spot and harmful for you and your family’s health.
If your home’s air conditioning unit is being overworked during the hot summer and your humidity level is not around 53%, you need to install a whole-house dehumidifier. It’s not the heat, it’s the high humidity level.
Benefits of having a dehumidifier in your home:
This type of fungal species is very dangerous when found in large quantities and humidity helps mold flourish in your living space. A dehumidifier can completely remove the surplus of moisture that is putting your occupants at risk of health issues including throat/eye irritation, rashes, allergies, coughing and asthmatic reactions. If you already see black spots (mold spores), water stains, a noticeable mildew smell, condensation on windows, or mold growing in any other area of your house, a dehumidifier is a necessary addition to your home to make your air quality healthier.
There are two factors that measure the air quality in your home: the amount of toxins present in a sample and the humidity level. Some people assume that buying a generic air purifier or a few detoxifying plants will improve the air quality in your home, but it is impossible to maintain a healthy level if there is too much humidity. Dehumidifiers play a huge role in keeping your air clean but is also useful when eliminating dust mites. They are a common cause of allergy-related symptoms like coughing and nasal congestion, so you are doing yourself a disservice by not keeping your house at an optimal level in one of the most hot and humid climates in the nation.
When moisture is present in your living space, the temperature may feel much warmer than it actually is. By installing a dehumidifier, you will effectively remove the moisture from the air and will help you feel more comfortable instead of periodically running to your air conditioner and cranking it up to get that perfect temp. When summer rolls around, this is especially true since the North Florida climate will automatically make your AC run on overtime, and without a dehumidifier, it may be working against itself.
So, what are the tell-tale signs that you need a dehumidifier? I have listed below a few examples on what you might find in a typical house that has too much humidity.
The more that you adjust the thermostat inside your house, the more you are running up your energy bill. Your dehumidifier will help stabilize the temperature in your house by removing the excess humidity and allowing your air conditioner to run in an energy-conscious manner which helps you save money on utility costs. Not only are you making your home into a healthier environment, but you are saving money at the same time!