Dehumidifiers are used to keep relative humidity down to the proper level.
During the summer months, your air conditioning system not only controls the temperature, but also the humidity in your Statesville, North Carolina home. Sometimes it can handle the task fairly well, but that isn’t always the case. In addition, it might be working so hard to control humidity that you won’t get the long life from it that you expect. The next thing to think about is humidity in the winter. Although the furnace tends to dry things out and that lowers humidity, if you happen to have an excessive humidity issue, you’ll need to address that.
At Evergreen Heating & Air LLC, we can assess the situation at your home and determine if you need additional help to control humidity. Dehumidifiers can work in conjunction with your HVAC system to resolve a high humidity situation. You shouldn’t allow relative humidity to stay about 50% as this can lead to a number of issues.
One of the top problems with high humidity is the potential for mold and mildew. Mold exposure can be a serious health hazard, resulting in respiratory issues and the worsening of allergy and asthma symptoms. Mold remediation can be costly, so it is far more cost-effective to use dehumidifiers. There are other health considerations, including respiratory infections due to an increase in dust mites and building material off-gassing which are related to excessive humidity. The use of air purifiers can help minimize these problems, but it is dehumidifiers that will control the humidity to begin with and prevent the issue.
If you would like to know more about dehumidifiers or any of our indoor air quality solutions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.