Champaign-Urbana, IL experiences plenty of humidity. From spring through autumn, your home’s humidity level may exceed the recommended maximum of 50%. Fortunately, a whole-home dehumidifier simplifies maintaining an ideal indoor humidity level, and these systems offer many benefits.
Once the humidity in your home exceeds 50%, your body has a difficult time cooling itself. Sweat can’t evaporate from your skin, so you’ll feel clammy or sticky. Your bare skin may stick to surfaces, such as wood chairs or tabletops. Keeping the humidity level around 30% to 40% helps you feel more comfortable.
Protect Your Belongings and Home
Moist air degrades organic materials. Paper, cardboard, and fabrics may rot. Many pests are attracted to dampness. Your home could become a haven for termites, carpenter ants, silverfish, spiders, and other critters that look for moisture. Using a whole-home dehumidifier helps you protect your belongings and the structural integrity of your home.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Warm, moist air promotes the growth of allergens and germs. Organic growth can easily germinate in warm, damp environments. Dust mites, bacteria, and viruses also reproduce quickly in warm, humid spaces. By controlling the humidity level with a whole-home dehumidifier, you’ll reduce the number of allergens and germs circulating in your home’s air. The air quality will improve, and you’ll breathe easier.
Thorough and Convenient Humidity Control
According to the EPA, a whole-home dehumidifier makes indoor humidity control easier and more effective. These units are built into your HVAC system, so there’s less risk of contamination by mold or bacteria. They ensure that your whole home has the same humidity level at all times. With a whole-home dehumidification system, you won’t have to deal with emptying full reservoirs, connecting hoses, or changing or cleaning any filters.
To learn more about the benefits of a whole-home dehumidifier, take a look at Lanz Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc.’s quality HVAC equipment, or get in touch with us any time.