If you’ve ever spent a summer here in St. Louis, then you already know that the weather can be extremely volatile. St. Louis has no natural barriers such as mountains or oceans, and so when the humid air from the Gulf of Mexico comes through, the city takes the full brunt of it. The combination of heat and humidity can make for an uncomfortable household if you’re not properly prepared, which is why more and more people are seeking out the best dehumidifiers on the market.
For the uninitiated, a dehumidifier is an appliance that will reduce and maintain the level of humidity within your home, thereby making it more comfortable. An added benefit is that it also illuminates musty odors and prevents the growth of mildew by extracting moisture from the air. Dehumidifiers are sold in small versions for individual residences, but larger versions are also available that can take care of an entire home, corporate office, or large warehouse.
The following entry breaks down our top four benefits of installing a whole-home dehumidifier.
A store-bought portable dehumidifier is fine for certain rooms of the home, but it’s not going to give you complete coverage. On the other hand, a whole-home dehumidifier is far more efficient in catching all the extra moisture, which keeps things like bacteria, mold, and viruses from developing in the home. Collectively, a whole-home dehumidifier makes the air in your home safer to breathe.
You often hear about the temperatures in Arizona hitting well above 100 degrees, however, the complaints are minimal because it’s “a dry heat.” That’s not the story here in St. Louis. We have humidity, which means when it gets hot in the summer, it’s more of a sweltering heat that will cause you to perspire. Even with your A/C unit cranked to full-blast, you’re still going to feel the humidity in your home, which is another reason why whole-home dehumidifiers are becoming so popular. They can get your humidity and moisture levels down to more moderate levels, meaning you’re not going to be sweating and your A/C unit won’t have to work as hard to accomplish cool temps.
The only thing more uncomfortable than dealing with a humid household is dealing with allergies. If you’ve ever found yourself with itchy eyes or constantly sneezing while indoors, then that means you probably have a triggering amount of pollen or pet dander in your home. A dehumidifier will decrease in-home allergens and provide cleaner, breathable air via its filtering system. If there is someone in your home that suffers from asthma, a whole-home dehumidifier will help ensure better air quality.
Mold is the silent killer in any home. Not only is it an extreme health hazard, it’s also an expensive problem to get rid of. With something like mold, the best course of action is prevention, and that’s where a whole-home dehumidifier comes into play. Since this is going to be removing all the unwanted moisture from the air, you don’t have to worry about mold particles growing in the flooring, walls, or furniture.
Upgrading to a whole-home dehumidifier will make your home more comfortable (especially during the summer months), and make the quality of your air more breathable and less susceptible to issues relating to mold or bacteria. Depending on the lay-out of your home and your current HVAC system, there are several different whole-home dehumidifiers we can recommend.
The quickest way to get started is to contact the team at Meyer Heating & Air so that we can evaluate your home and come up with an estimate. Not only can we install your whole-home dehumidifier, but we can also get you set up with an entirely upgraded A/C and HVAC system. Or, if you just need your filters changed on your current system, we can do that, too.
The team at Meyer Heating & Air is ready to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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