Sometimes it’s not the heat that makes things unbearable, but the humidity. Hot and muggy days are always hard to get through, but there’s an effective and affordable way of finding comfort during such times. Dehumidifiers can change the environment in a home by providing dry, crisp air while increasing the indoor air quality so everybody under your roof can breathe a sigh of relief.
The professionals at Carmine’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help with dehumidifier installation and dehumidifier repair services to homes in the Danbury, CT area. We can help in the fight against humidity so you can stay nice and cool when the weather is unpleasant and sticky.
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Signs You Need a Dehumidifier
In addition to making the climate more uncomfortable, high humidity levels can affect the air quality in a home and bring in excess moisture. Dehumidifiers work by removing the water present in the air, thus making the environment more comfortable. Here are some signs your home could benefit from the purchase of a dehumidifier:
- Air feels stuffy making it hard to breathe
- Higher rate of allergy and asthma attacks while inside
- Condensation builds up on doors and windows
- Wet spots are visible on walls, ceilings and floors
- Mold and mildew begins growing indoors
- Hands feel clammy and moist
Each of the symptoms above indicate high levels of moisture in a home. Some of them can negatively impact a person’s health, while others might cause damage to the building itself. Purchasing a dehumidifier can help protect everybody you invite into your home from respiratory problems while tackling problems related to moisture.
Which Type of Dehumidifier Is for You?
There are two types of dehumidifiers homeowners can choose from and each has its benefits and drawbacks. One is a whole-house dehumidifier, which connects directly with your home’s HVAC system. The other type operates on a much smaller scale and is only strong enough to work in small areas. These single-room models are designed to be plugged in and are less expensive, but if you wish to dehumidify your entire home you may need to purchase several of them.
Whole-house dehumidifiers come at a high cost, however, they’re considered far more eco-friendly than single-room units. They make use of a home’s air ducts to dehumidify the entire building. Whole-house models also function automatically and don’t require much maintenance, so there’s no need to service them frequently.
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