Humidity… It is the root cause of so many issues in the home. From musty smelling clothes to feeling like it’s hotter than it really is. In the northern states humidity is high all year round. However in the southern states we can still get humid days on and off.
Other issues that can arise from high humidity in your home are:
- Mold forming (black spots) around your bathroom
- In bad cases mold can form on your walls and ceiling. Even spreading to clothes and linen, creating a musty smell.
- Condensation on windows
- Stale smell in the environment
- Increased allergens in the air such as plant matter, dust mites, mold spores and mildew. These can cause asthma or hay fever for many people
The ideal humidity level for a home is between 50-65% RH. If it’s a lower temperature outside, lower humidity is best indoors to prevent window condensation.
The best solution to lower humidity is to install a dehumidifier and if you want the whole house to be fresh the a ducted unit in your ceiling is the way to go. Think of a dehumidifier like a heater or air conditioner. Installing one static unit in your house isn’t going to help the further away areas. However a ducted dehumidifier, just like ducted heating or cooling, will effect your whole house evenly.
How A Dehumidifier Can Benefit Your Home
The range of benefits from installing a dehumidifier extend beyond fresher air and nicer smelling clothes. Having a dehumidifier will make your home a healthier, safer place.
All our ducted dehumidifiers for home use come with the option of installing many filter types including HEPA filter, Activated Carbon Filter, UV Sterilizing Lamps and Negative Ionizer. Meaning they can fully act as a whole house air purifier too. Also, UV Lamps are known to kill viruses and bacteria.
For hay fever sufferers and asthmatics the benefits of a dehumidifier are huge. Lowering the humidity means much less dust mites, plant matter, mildew and mold spores. Also+ adding the HEPA filter can also remove smoke any many other nasties from the air.
Furniture, electrical devices, linen and clothes all have their life span reduced in high humidity. Using a dehumidifier can help extend their life, keeping fabrics fresh and corrosion away from electronics.
Dust build up around your home will be drastically reduced, especially if you choose to include a HEPA filter. Less cleaning time is something I think we would all love. This also has obvious health benefits attached to it as a clean home is a healthy home.
Humid environments feel warm and sticky because in high humidity your sweat can’t evaporate as quickly as in a drier environment. Therefor Dehumidifying your home can make it feel cooler and save you on electricity bills.
You’ll have a Fresher, less Stuffy home that feels much more inviting and comfortable for you and your family. The added benefits from additional HEPA or UV Lamp can keep your family save from air born particles or viruses and bacteria respectively.
What Model Is Right For Your Home?
These units just Dehumidify. Simple! They can be placed in line with existing heating/cooling systems and duct work.
This series is all about fresh air. It dehumidifies and can be ducted inline as well as brings in a flow of fresh air from outside, making sure your house has filtered fresh air at all times.