Humidity is a common problem in Alabama. Without proper management, excess moisture in indoor air can cause a lot of different problems for your house. Dehumidifiers offer you an easy solution by removing excess moisture in homes.
Too much humidity in your air can lead to mold growth. It can also increase your energy bills, as people tend to run their air conditioner more when the humidity is higher.
Signs That You Need a Whole-Home Dehumidifier
Moist, Sticky Air
Living in a house with moist and sticky air can quickly become extremely unpleasant. You might find yourself sweating through your clothes, having trouble sleeping, and dealing with mold, among other issues. To combat the sticky air within your home, consider having a whole-home dehumidifier installed. Doing so will help to lower the humidity in your home to a more pleasant and healthy level.
Mold thrives in warm and wet environments. That’s why it’s not uncommon to find mold growing in the basement or bathrooms. If your find that your home is dealing with mold growth, then your home has likely become far too humid. This is a sign that you should install a dehumidifier to reduce your home’s humidity level and keep mold from growing within your home.
Musty smells are often caused by mold spores either growing or spreading within a home. These smells often carry dangerous particles and contaminants that can cause health issues and even lead to more severe asthma and allergy symptoms. Musty smells are another tell-tale sign that your home’s humidity levels are too high.
What is the Ideal Level of Humidity?
While too much humidity within a home can lead to problems, so can too little humidity. Generally speaking, your home’s humidity level should stay somewhere between 30-50%. This will ensure that your home’s humidity isn’t too high, leading to mold growth and musty smells. Additionally, you’ll keep your humidity from being too low, causing dry skin and leading to health issues.
Dehumidifiers can even help your HVAC unit become more efficient. High levels of humidity can cause your HVAC system to work harder to maintain a consistent temperature. After installing a dehumidifier, you’ll likely notice that your energy bills have dropped and your HVAC system has been able to reach the set temperature more efficiently and effectively.
If you have any questions about dehumidifying your home or want to discover which whole-home dehumidifier is best for your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always happy to answer any questions that you might have.
Why KS Services?
KS Services is the most trusted heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality, and plumbing company in Alabama. Our team of NATE-certified technicians will provide your home with the attention and respect that you deserve. We know how important that protecting the safety and comfort of your family is, so we’ll do everything in our power to enhance it.
We’ll help you choose the brand and model that best fits the unique needs of your home. Depending on the size and humidity levels of your home, your dehumidifier needs might look different from another home’s. Whole-home dehumidifiers typically have the capacity to extract several pints of moisture per day, so it’s important to find a model that will extract the right amount of moisture from your air to provide your home with healthy levels of humidity.
Contact KS Services for Whole-Home Dehumidifier Installation
A whole-home dehumidifier works with your HVAC unit to remove excess moisture, balancing humidity to keep you comfortable and prevent mold and mildew growth indoors. When you get in touch with the team of experts at KS Services, we’ll help you find and install the best dehumidifier for your home to keep humidity levels within the ideal range.
Contact KS Services today to learn more and view our dehumidifier options for your home system today!