While many parts of the country are cooling down and people are getting ready to turn on their heaters for the first time this fall, we’re still sweltering over here in Round Rock. What’s worse is our relative humidity makes it feel much hotter, sometimes climbing up to 30% higher than what’s considered “comfortable” by most homeowner’s standards.
High humidity can cause health problems and damage property, making a dehumidifier more than a convenience—it’s a necessity for Texas homeowners. Keep reading to learn more about what the right dehumidifier can do for you.
The Benefits of a Whole-House Dehumidifier
When the relative humidity indoors reaches above 50%, it will create an uncomfortable situation. The humidity levels this past couple of weeks have approached nearly 80%. You may wonder if your air conditioning system does anything to dehumidify your home, and yes, it does. It draws moisture from the air as it absorbs heat. But it cannot do this sufficiently within the threshold of humidity we reach in our homes.
You can try to solve the problem with room dehumidifiers, but you’ll quickly find that this is not an effective way to dehumidify your living space. A whole-house dehumidifier will not only lower the moisture levels from your indoor air, it can also reduce the amount that your air conditioner needs to work, helping this system work more effectively and efficiently. This equates to lower bills for you.
Be sure to keep an eye out for excessive moisture in your home, such as on windows and bathroom fixtures. If it seems to take entirely too long for the condensation in your bathroom to evaporate after a shower, then the humidity is probably too high.
If this occurs, then you may soon discover the growth of mold and mildew in your home. These are both destructive to building material, eating through drywall and warping wood. Mold can also cause health problems due to toxic spores. A whole-house dehumidifier helps you alter the environment so you’re no longer encouraging this growth.
To schedule your dehumidifier installation in Round Rock, TX, contact Roznovak’s Services today!