More and more American households are getting dehumidifiers for their home. There are a lot of reasons that people want to get the humidity level under control in their homes. From using them to stay cool in the summer to making their homes more comfortable in the winter, a good dehumidification system can make a big difference in the comfort level in your home. The really good news is that these dehumidifiers are getting smaller and becoming more user friendly. Older unite were noisy and needed a lot of attention but newer systems run quietly and are easy to use. If your home does not already have one, here are some great reasons to install one in your home:
- You can cut down on the amount of mold and mildew in your home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified thousands of kinds of mold. All of them can be bad for human health. For people with asthma or allergies, living in a home that has a lot of any kind of mold or mildew can make life very uncomfortable. Exposure to these substances can lead to problems with a person’s central nervous system and even lead to depression. To help reduce these issues, keeping a home as dry as possible. This means any leaks in the plumbing system should be addressed as soon as they are found. The next step to take is to get a dehumidification system to lower the moisture in your home even further. You will be able to prevent any mold and mildew growth and get rid of any that may be starting to grow.
- A dry home is a more comfortable home. There is a saying that anyone who lives in a hot and muggy climate has heard more times than they can count. People love to say, “It is not the heat, it is the humidity.” That is true. While most people do not realize it, they are sweating all of the time. When the air around you is saturated with moisture already, you notice your sweat more and you feel worse. Living in a humid climate is no fun in the colder months either. When have humidifiers (used during heating season), they can keep your home feeling better in the winter as well. When you are in a cold, damp environment, the cold feels colder. This was the inspiration for another famous saying, “The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer in San Francisco, (Mark Twain). The problem with summers there is that it is a chilly place already but add in the fog and wind and you can feel chilled to the bone. Keeping your home dry in the summer and winter with a dehumidification system will make it a more comfortable place to be.
- Your home will smell better. Have you ever walked into a home and smelled a musty smell? You probably were not in a dry climate like Arizona if you have. When there is too much moisture in a home, you have that mold and mildew, as was already mentioned. In addition to being a problem for your health, it also smells bad. Even after you have gotten rid of the offending mold or mildew, the smell can linger. A good dehumidification system can help get rid of that for you.
- Get rid of dust mites. No one likes dust mites. They love to live in our homes where they live off of the organic material that we all produce. They can be invisible inhabitants of anything in our home that has fabric from our beds to our carpets and drapes and other furniture. They can get into our clothing and linens. They also love moist environments. This is where a good dehumidification system can come in handy. The drier your home is, the less the dust mites will like it. By some estimates, using this kind of system in your home can reduce your dust mite population by at least half.
You want your home to be a comfortable space for the people who live there and the people who visit. Installing a good dehumidification system can really help.