When I moved to a warmer climate, one of the first things I noticed was the humidity.
Too much humidity in your home can make it difficult to breathe, as well as making it easier for viruses to spread in your home.
Excess humidity in your HVAC system means that it is easier for mold and mildew to develop within your system, further contaminating the air inside your house. Sleeping in a room with too much humidity can be harmful to your skin as well, too much humidity can leave your skin oily and dirty overnight, making you wake up with blemishes or acne in the morning. Excess humidity in your house can also be bad for your house itself. When wood and other materials in your home become too humid, they are likely to warp and bend, potentially causing lots of damage to the structure of your home. There are two common types of dehumidifiers for your home. The first kind are portable, standalone dehumidifiers. These work great to remove the humidity out of one room. They are generally the more affordable option, however they are not effective at dehumidifying your whole house. Dehumidifiers can also be installed in-line with your HVAC system, removing the humidity from the air in your home as it is circulated through your air conditioner. Since I installed a dehumidifier in my HVAC system, I have been breathing better, my allergies have appeared less, and I have confidence that humidity is not wreaking havoc on the wood in my home. Talk to your local HVAC provider today to see what kind of dehumidifier is right for your home.