Home Dehumidification

How Does A Home Dehumidification System Work?

A dehumidification system works by pulling moisture from the air. This air is filtered and cooled, converting the humidity into condensation. As the condensation accumulates it is then stored in a tank that will drain through a water line connected to your sump pump.

Knowing what the relative humidity range for your home can be extremely helpful when deciding whether or not a dehumidifier would improve your day to day life! Our team understands that humidity levels change based on many factors including, air circulation, the season, the weather, and energy levels to name just a few. However most HVAC experts can agree that keeping your home’s relative humidity between 30% and 50% is the goal. The best humidity level for comfort and for health is around 45%.

In the summer you can expect your average humidity level to be higher, while in the winter you can expect it to be lower. You can gauge your home’s humidity levels with a device called a hygrometer. Purchasing this at your local home improvement or hardware store will help give you a clearer picture of your home’s humidity levels before our team steps in.

Installing a home dehumidification system has many advantages some of the biggest being:

Benefits of Whole-Home Humidification

A home humidification system can help to alleviate the discomfort that comes from these issues, and it may even help to keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. In addition, it can also help you to stay healthy. When you get sick, your body has a harder time recovering when your sinuses are dried out.

When it comes to having successful a humidification system there are three basic methods to add moisture into the air- stream, water vapor, and water droplets. The humidifiers that we use for our commercial clients are much more complex than the humidifiers we use in your home, however, the general principles remain the same.

A humidification system can be a unit that is localized or it can be a compact unit that is located near the distribution piping. It is because of this along with other complex specifications that humidification systems and their controls must be installed by a professional. This will help to prevent any problems arising due to improper installation from occurring.

Hiring a professional will also allow for peace of mind when it comes to meeting the federal, state, and local requirements and standards. When preparing for your humidification services make sure to discuss what requirements need to be met in order for your system to be compliant with different Virginia laws.

Improves Comfort

In general, homes with properly regulated humidity levels tend to be much more comfortable. High levels of humidity in a home are extremely evident as soon as you walk in, and a dehumidifier will help this problem as well as improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Clean Air

These systems will provide you with air that is clean and free of allergens and is easier to breathe. High humidity feeds the conditions necessary to produce mold and will also contribute to a musty, stale odor. Breathing in this air can be extremely harmful. By removing excess moisture from the air, a home dehumidification system makes our air cleaner and safer.

Structural Protection

Excess moisture can be extremely harmful to your home too. It works to degrade your home’s stability by rotting the structure of your home and create damage such as sagging floors. Excess moisture can also cause damage to your furniture as well. Having a home dehumidification system helps to protect the structures that make up your home as well as the structures inside of your home.

Allergy Help

Many allergy triggers like mold, mildew, and dust mites thrive in humid environments. Rooms that have water usage combined with poor circulation- such as laundry rooms, basements, and bathrooms- are prone to harboring these pollutants which then spread throughout the house. A home dehumidification system will work to decrease the moisture that supports allergen growth while also working to improve your air quality at the same time.

Reduces Pest Problems

Allergens aren’t the only things that thrive in humid conditions, pests do too. Pests like cockroaches and spiders flock to moist environments. If you have noticed an increase in pest activity around your home, a dehumidifier can help discourage them from visiting. Make sure to communicate this to our trained technicians during your consultation. Paying attention to the rooms where you see the most pest activity and if it is in areas where water or high humidity levels are present you may have gotten to the route of your problem.

Reduces Your Energy Costs

One of the final benefits that we want to mention about home dehumidification systems is that these systems can help your air conditioning system run more efficiently. Dehumidifiers work to remove moisture from the air which means that your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature. This will lead to more savings as well as increasing the longevity of your systems lifespan. While a home dehumidification system may be a bit more expensive at the beginning, they are worth the investment! They use much less energy than portable dehumidifiers thus saving you more money overtime.

Why Have A Home Dehumidifier

A home dehumidification system is an easy, low maintenance way to keep your home healthy, dry, and comfortable for you and your family. High levels of humidity are typically found in basements and crawl spaces, however this excess moisture can rise and make its way throughout your entire home. This is why you may feel hot and sticky inside your home and can also cause pest problems, mildew growth, and health issues.

Whole house dehumidifiers work in one of two ways. Some models are large enough and portable making it easy to remove moisture from the air throughout your entire home. While others install directly onto your HVAC system and dehumidify the air as it flows through your air ducts.

These systems will provide you with air that is clean and free of allergens and is easier to breathe. High humidity feeds the conditions necessary to produce mold and will also contribute to a musty, stale odor. Breathing in this air can be extremely harmful. By removing excess moisture from the air, a home dehumidification system makes our air cleaner and safer.

It is important to know that humidity levels that are too low can cause problems as well. If you are experiencing low moisture versus high levels of moisture in your air we can help too! Signs of low humidity include dry skin, and sore throats. Regardless of what end of the humidity spectrum you are on, our team of trained technicians can help!

At Express Tech Air keeping your family safe and your home comfortable is our number one priority. We will work with you to determine which home dehumidification system is best for you and your home’s needs. We offer upfront, flat-rate pricing so you know exactly what you will be paying when it comes to your dehumidification system. Contact us today to learn more about why a whole home dehumidifier could be perfect for your home and your family and how it can improve your indoor air quality!

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