There are many ways moisture gets into your Mountain City, GA home. Everyday activities, such as cooking and showering, generate moisture that gets into your home’s air. Infiltration from the outdoor air or the ground also increases your home’s moisture level, explains the Environmental Protection Agency. Here are three ways that a new dehumidifier enhances your comfort and provides protection for your home.
Reduce Pest Problems
Spiders, carpenter ants, silverfish, cockroaches, mice, and termites are all attracted to moisture. These pests not only impact your health and safety, but they can also cause damage to your home. An in-duct system installation of a dehumidifier provides optimal moisture control and eliminates the conditions that these destructive and harmful pests need in order to thrive.
Lower Risk of Allergies and Illnesses
Installing a new dehumidifier in your Mountain City home lowers your risk of allergy symptoms. Many people are sensitive to mold spores, dust mites, and mildew. These allergens proliferate in warm, humid environments, such as bathrooms and laundry rooms. Once mold starts growing in one place, it releases spores that your HVAC system blows all over your house. Lowering the humidity level reduces the ability of mold to release spores. Drier indoor conditions also inactivate airborne bacteria and viruses that could make you sick.
High humidity levels cause you to feel uncomfortable. When the humidity level is above 70 percent, your body can’t cool itself. You may find yourself lowering the thermostat in order to get relief, but this will increase your electricity bills and wear out your air conditioning system. High moisture levels may also warp your furniture, floors, and wood trim. An in-duct system installation of a new dehumidifier removes moisture from your home’s air. This enhances your comfort and lowers the workload on your cooling system.
To learn more about the ways a new dehumidifier improves your comfort and protects your home, check out Radlee Heating and Cooling’s dehumidifiers, or call us today for more details.