Summertime in Goshen, IN involves both heat and humidity. Even if your air conditioner gets the temperature down to a comfortable level, your home may still have humidity problems. When your home’s humidity level exceeds 50%, it’s time to make some changes. Let’s take a look at how whole-home dehumidifiers help maximize your comfort.
Prevent the Development of Organic Growth
In order to grow and reproduce, some microorganisms develop and release spores. Those spores need three things to germinate: an organic surface, oxygen, and moisture. When your home’s humidity level is too high, this fuels organic growth. Many people have allergies to organic growth and breathing the spores may trigger your symptoms. Whole-home dehumidifiers control the humidity level and minimize mold and mildew growth.
Improve Your Body’s Natural Cooling
In order to cool off, your skin releases heat and moisture, notes the National Institutes of Health. When your home’s humidity level exceeds 50%, your body has a difficult time releasing moisture and heat. Your clothes will retain moisture, too. This causes your skin to feel sticky or clammy, and you’ll experience discomfort. Whole-home dehumidifiers control the humidity in every room and keep it at a comfortable level that allows your body to naturally release heat and sweat.
Reduce or Eliminate Odors
Excessive humidity creates bad odors in your home. Mildew odors are unpleasant, and they may trigger your allergies or asthma. Odors from cooking or pets may linger in humid air. Whole-home dehumidifiers eliminate the odors from microbial growth in your home. With less moisture in your home’s air, your HVAC system will do a better job of trapping and ventilating other odor-causing particles. Reducing odors also helps you breathe easier, even if you don’t suffer from allergies.
For more information about how whole-home dehumidifiers help maximize your comfort, check out Rex’s Heating and Cooling’s indoor air quality solutions, or reach out to us today.