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August IAQ Product Of The Month
While the air conditioner in your Harrisonburg home is supposed to be keeping your home cool and dry, it doesn’t always handle the Virginia summer humidity well. Excessive humidity in your home can make you uncomfortable, create an ideal environment for mold growth and cause your allergies to flare up. All in all, too much indoor humidity has a severe influence on the indoor air quality of your home. Fortunately, a solution exists to decrease humidity inside your home and increase IAQ: a whole-home dehumidifier.
Signs Your Home Might Need a Dehumidifier
The Mid-Atlantic region has some extreme humidity, especially during the summer months. Despite your air conditioner’s best efforts to cool and dehumidify your home, it may still be excessively humid indoors. The ideal humidity for your home is between 40-60%. Signs your home may be too humid include:
Stuffy, musty air
Mold and mildew growth
Condensation on water pipes and windows
Water-stained ceilings and walls
Allergy flare-ups and asthma attacks
When your home is too humid, your comfort and health will start to suffer. Thankfully, you can improve the indoor air quality of your home by dehumidifying with a whole-house dehumidifier.
Whole-Home Dehumidifier Benefits
Dehumidifiers of all sizes are valuable when your home has an excess of moisture in the air. Whole-home dehumidifiers in particular, however, provide benefits to your entire house instead of just one room. After installing one, you can expect to experience:
Lower humidity levels
Reduction in mold and mildew growth
Overall better indoor air quality
Lower energy bills
Although a whole-home dehumidifier may seem like an extravagant or unnecessary expense, it can actually pay you back by improving the health of you and your family, in addition to significantly increasing your comfort at home. It may also allow you to use your air conditioner less due to the decrease in relative humidity indoors, which can help you save on energy costs.
Ultra-Aire Whole-Home Dehumidifiers
At Excel Heating and Cooling, we stand behind Ultra-Aire whole-home dehumidifiers as the best option for ensuring your home is comfortable, healthy and free of excessive moisture in the air. All six Ultra-Aire dehumidifying units provide powerful air filtration, optional fresh air ventilation and whole-house humidity control. The appropriate unit is selected based on your home’s square footage (up to 5,000 square feet) to guarantee the most effective, high-capacity, energy efficient experience possible.
The Excel team, can help you improve your indoor air quality, health and comfort at home by installing an Ultra-Aire whole-house dehumidifier. Say goodbye to sticky, stuffy and uncomfortable days at home this summer.