Why Dehumidifiers Can Be Great for Winters

If you’re looking for ways to improve your indoor air quality, you may want to consider a dehumidifier. While some humidity in the air is beneficial, too much is just too much. A dehumidifier can benefit your heater, your home, and your family all at the same time.

If you have been thinking about installing a dehumidifier in Beavercreek, OR, now is a great time to invest in one of these unique home systems. You can also keep reading to learn more about how a dehumidifier works and why they are so beneficial during the winter season.

Improve Indoor Air Quality 

One of the most tangible benefits of a dehumidifier is improving the indoor air quality in your home. You want to keep your home warm, but humidity can make you feel hot and sticky, which is never comfortable. You do want to maintain some humidity in the air, and a dehumidifier lets you customize your indoor humidity levels so that their air doesn’t become too dry (dry air causes as many problems as humid air, but that’s a different blog post). You can control the humidity to reduce levels a little or a lot—it really depends on your personal preferences. 

Experts recommend that indoor humidity levels fall within the 30% to 50% range for the best overall comfort and health benefits. Slightly less moisture in the air offers the added benefit of reducing the chances of mold and mildew growth around your home. So aside from the air feeling better, you can also increase the air quality of your home and prevent mold and mildew from causing expensive building material damage like wood rot.

Reduce the Strain on Your Heater

High humidity levels can add strain to your heater and make it less energy efficient. When your heater is not as energy efficient, it has to work harder to produce results, ultimately costing you more money and potentially reducing results at the same time. When you add a whole-house dehumidifier to your HVAC system, you take away some of that strain so your furnace can put more of its energy toward producing heat.

Elevate Comfort

People usually associate humidity with feeling hotter. This is an effect of high humidity, and that can feel good during the winter. However, too much humidity will also make the air feel stuffy and uncomfortable, no matter the temperature! A whole-house dehumidifier helps you get precision control over humidity for the ideal level of comfort: lowering a humidity level from over 60% down to a recommended 45%.

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