Whole Home Dehumidifiers: Making Your Home Feel Less Sticky

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Florida and humidity go together like peanut butter and jelly, but unlike pb&j, we can safely say humidity is not as enjoyable. While high humidity outside can be a pain for the neck to deal with, why put up with high humidity in your home. Here are some reasons why you may want to consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier.

Get Rid Of Mold

The biggest concern with humidity in your home should be...hair frizz. Have you seen how frizzy and unmanageable high humidity can make your hair? A nightmare. The genuine concern about high humidity in the home is running the risk of mold growth. Mold loves environments with high humidity, and with a house with humidity issues, you can easily see mold spores pop up.

Whether in your air vents or even between walls, homes with high humidity are susceptible to mold growth. Untreated mold spread can lead to breathing problems, flu-like symptoms, and even in some cases, death. Stop mold before you need to tear down a few walls by getting a dehumidifier in your home.

Protecting Your Home’s Aesthetic

Aside from mold, high humidity can also do a number on your home’s furniture and even walls! With excess moisture, you can see wallpaper or even paint on your walls begin to bubble and seem uneven. While bubbly walls are not a crisis, they can be unsightly and only worsen with time.

Likewise, wood furniture and structures can begin to warp due to high humidity. Aside from warping, expect water damage as wood structures love to absorb moisture. Not only can you be looking at a chair that suddenly sinks lower than before, but it also runs the risk of mold growth.

Keeping Your Home Comfy

Sometimes, people can crank up the AC on humid days to feel less sticky, but they can be spending more money on a solution that does not always work effectively. A dehumidifier can help your home stay cooler, even on colder days where high humidity can make the air feel dense. Not only can your dehumidifier help make your air feel less heavy, but air filters in your dehumidifier can help take some of the weight of your HVAC system’s air filters.

What’s The Downside?

So with all these benefits of dehumidifier installation, what exactly is the catch? Well, there is no hiding the fact that the biggest catch for installing a dehumidifier in your home is the price. Frankly, the only concern for homeowners deciding on a dehumidifier is the installation fees.

At Patrick's Heating & Air Conditioning we know how important budgeting can be, which is why we are happy to work with you to find the most cost-effective solution for your needs! Call our pros today at (352) 329-3740, and we can work with you to not only save money but make your home comfier this season!