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Does a Dehumidifier Work? 3 Benefits You'll Receive From Investing in One

Does a Dehumidifier Work? 3 Benefits You'll Receive From Investing in One

Are you constantly fighting moisture issues in your Buckhead home? Perhaps you’re uncertain about spending on a product that you’re not sure will fix the problem. You might be wondering: Does a dehumidifier work well enough to keep the air at a high quality? There’s actually no need to be wary of investing in one. A carefully chosen dehumidifier helps manage high humidity levels in the home and can instantly raise your comfort level.

How Does a Dehumidifier Work?

Dehumidifiers basically draw moisture out of the air without affecting the air temperature. There are two primary kinds of dehumidifiers: a portable device that has the capacity to service a single room or basement, and a whole-house dehumidifier, which can service the entire home when sized correctly.

What Are the Benefits of Using a Dehumidifier?

Running a dehumidifier in your home offers many benefits: It can improve your comfort, protect your home from damage due to moisture and maintain an environment that is conducive to good health.

  • Air quality. Indoor relative humidity that’s too high often leads to the growth of mold. Mold spores floating through your home’s air can aggravate allergies and asthma and become hazardous to your health. With a dehumidifier at work reducing humidity, air quality goes up.
  • Home protection. Excessive moisture in your Buckhead home can eventually damage the home’s structure. Mold and mildew can rot wood, and unchecked moisture can lead to damaged wallpaper and paint. Lowering the humidity level protects your home.
  • Comfort. Higher-than-normal humidity is uncomfortable even if you run the air conditioning unit. Working in tandem with the A/C, a dehumidifier can control the moisture levels in the home, leaving the A/C solely to cool the air and use less energy.

Obviously, a whole-house dehumidifier is a comprehensive solution to humidity problems, ensuring that the entire house is covered. It’s best to use a portable device if your home has isolated moisture problems, such as in the basement.

Does a dehumidifier work for your home? Whether you’re dealing with an issue relevant to one room or area, or if you need the overall air quality of your home improved, there should be a worthy purchase in your future that will go a long way toward solving the problem. Contact Casteel Heating, Cooling and Plumbing to talk to one of our home-comfort specialists about the possibility of using a dehumidifier in your Buckhead home.​