Whole House Dehumidifier
Whole house dehumidifier is a necessary electronic device used to reduce humidity in the air especially in climates where there are cycles of increased moisture content in the air such as warmer and muggier parts of the world. The air is usually saturated with water, is sticky and normally difficult to breathe. Mold and mildew form among other effects of high indoor humidity
The purpose of a whole house dehumidifier is to remove the moisture from the air and lower humidity throughout your house maintaining a moisture range of 40 to 50 percent relative humidity. A whole house system releases warm air making you feel much more comfortable especially during cold months.
An air conditioner will not do the job, simply because air conditioning system is not intended to control humidity. It is designed to control temperature and only reduces humidity as a byproduct of cooling.
Whole house dehumidifiers are usually fixed as part of the house central cooling as well as heating system. Others can be moved around the house but with a large capacity to dehumidify the whole house. These are known as portable dehumidifiers
You need to check your entire house humidity level with the help of a relative humidity sensor or a humidity indicator card which usually changes color in the presence of airborne moisture.Check the relative humidity level in each and every room in your house as different areas usually have different levels of relative humidity. If there is high humidity of 50 percent and above you need to dehumidify your house .
When checking the level of moisture take into consideration that some areas of the house are prime moisture producers such as sink and dishwasher in the kitchen as well as showers in the bathroom including other areas that never seem to dry out, such as the basement where the best option is to install dehumidifiers for basements
A whole house system is beneficial in that it works throughout for 24 hours to take out excess humidity. It is usually located out of your way and out-of-sight with quiet operation.It also requires minimal maintenance as it is normally attached to the water supply and doesn’t require any refilling as it fills automatically.It is more energy efficient compared to portable types as it consumes less energy for the same amount of moisture removed.
A dehumidifier will warm you up, help your breathing, and protect your belongings from damage. It is important to learn how to choose one, once you decide to purchase.
A whole house dehumidifier makes your house atmosphere more conducive and there are many health benefits you reap when you have one for your house.