The summer season is rapidly approaching, and summers in Kansas mean humidity. Not only can this humidity be an annoyance when spending summer days outside, but it can also affect you within your home. For this reason, a dehumidifier may be an excellent choice for you and your home. Here are just a few of the reasons you should consider a dehumidifier for the coming months:
Prevent condensation and protect your belongings
This may be an obvious benefit, but a dehumidifier can protect your home from thick humidity, condensation, and the problems that can arise from these occasions. Humidity can be incredibly damaging to your possessions: especially things like books, posters, pictures, and instruments. Humidity can also cause major malfunctions in the electronic devices we trust to assist our living every single day. Dehumidifiers will reduce the moisture in the air that can potentially ruin your expensive or irreplaceable belongings.
Improve air quality and protection from allergies
Humid air allows dust mites, mold, and mildew to thrive. It’s no surprise that these irritants can cause problems when plentiful in the air you breathe. By eliminating excess moisture from the air, dehumidifiers allow you to avoid allergic or harsh reactions entirely, instead of having to sneeze or sniffle all day.
The mold and mildew which can cause allergies and irritation can also cause a dank, unpleasant odor to arise in your home. The humidity carries and allows this odor to grow, not only making your air unclean, but smelly too.
Combat mold growth
As mentioned before, mold and mildew thrive in wet, humid environments. Humidity allows mold in your home to develop and proliferate, bringing poor air, unpleasant odor, and potentially dangerous hazards of breathing. Utilizing a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air, this development can be stopped, protecting you from all of the risks and annoyances that mold can bring to your home and its air.
Schedule an appointment with Top Notch today to install a whole-home dehumidifier and free yourself from odor, allergies, and risk to your possessions.
Additionally, Aprilaire has recently released a recall on a number of their store-bought, stand-alone dehumidifiers. To protect your home and receive a refund, follow the instructions here or call our office to see if your model qualifies for the recall.