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Benefits of Dehumidifiers in the Summer

Dehumidifiers can be a great investment for your home, especially if you live in a muggy place like West Virginia. There are multiple ways this piece of equipment can make your home more comfortable and save you money. In particular, whole-house dehumidifiers that work alongside your HVAC system are excellent for indoor air quality.

1. Lower Energy Consumption and Cost

High levels of humidity make you feel warmer than it actually is. This leads to turning up the air conditioning system, which costs you a lot of money. A whole-house dehumidifier reduces the humidity level in your home to a comfortable 40%-50%.

2. Help With Allergies

Some allergens find humid conditions ideal. This includes mold, mildew and dust mites. Rooms where water is used are especially likely to harbor these allergens, such as bathrooms, kitchens and basements. These allergens can spread across an entire house. A dehumidifier makes conditions less hospitable to these allergens.

3. Fewer Pest Issues

Pests such as spiders, roaches, and other bugs gravitate to moist environments. Reducing your home’s humidity will discourage these pests from moving into your home.

4. Improved Comfort

A humid environment makes you feel warmer and less comfortable. Getting your home’s humidity level to the right amount will make you feel cooler during hot weather. Too much moisture in the air can also lead to irritated skin and nasal passageways.

5. Reduced Condensation

Excessive moisture in the air can cause condensation to gather on windows and walls. This can cause extensive damage over time to walls and window frames. Having the right humidity levels prevents condensation from forming and causing problems.

At Johnson & Johnson Heating and Air Conditioning in Martinsburg, WV, we install and service whole-home dehumidifiers. Our NATE-certified technicians can handle all types of HVAC projects. We also offer free energy audits, indoor air quality assessments and solutions as well as light commercial services. Please contact us today to find out how we can help you with all of your indoor climate comfort needs.

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