Why Dehumidify Your Home?

Warm temperatures typically hold more moisture than colder temperatures, which is why humid summers in Foley can be uncomfortable. Your home should be an escape from high humidity, but sometimes it enters your home. If your home has high humidity, it can damage components inside your home and sacrifice your comfort. In this blog article, we will explain the downside of high humidity levels in your home and why you should dehumidify your home.

How High Humidity Can Affect Your Home

High humidity levels can risk the health of many aspects inside your home, which can result in costly repairs! Below are 5 effects humidity can have on your home.

  • Encourage mold and mildew growth
  • Cause wood floors and furniture to expand and warp
  • Damage tools, electronics, appliances, and important documents
  • Lead or intensify asthma conditions
  • Ruin paint and cause wallpaper to peel

Invest In A Dehumidifier!

Your air conditioning system works to remove humidity and moisture in the air. However, it’s sole purpose is to cool your home and may struggle to keep up if humidity levels are high. A dehumidifier can provide many benefits for your home while working to decrease humidity. Below we have listed 5 advantages that come with investing in a dehumidifier.

  • Increase Comfort
  • Improve Allergies
  • Lower Energy Bills
  • Prevent Musty Odors
  • Protect Household Items

Increase Comfort

Does your home feel muggy and uncomfortable? No matter how much you lower the temperature or utilize ceiling fans, nothing seems to improve your comfort. If this is your case, you likely have high humidity levels inside your home. A dehumidifier is an easy and quick fix to keep your home a comfortable oasis at all hours of the day.

Improve Allergies

Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air, which can improve allergies. Allergens such as mold, mildew, and dust mites thrive in moist environments. A dehumidifier can reduce mold and mildew growth and eliminate dust mites to keep you breathing easy!

Lower Energy Bills

Along with cooling your home, your air conditioner removes humidity and sends excess moisture through the drain line. If humidity levels are high, it could overwork your system and increase energy usage. Increased moisture could also cause a clog in your drain line. Both outcomes would increase monthly cooling costs. A dehumidifier works solely to remove moisture, which would take strain off of your AC unit and lower energy bills.

Prevent Musty Odors

The smell of your home should be fresh and clean, not musty and moldy. The musty odor is likely caused by mold and mildew spores growing because of the excess humidity. Once mold and mildew is removed, a dehumidifier will help prevent future growth leaving your home smelling musty.

Protect Household Items

Your home is at risk with high humidity levels. Humidity can cause structural and condensation problems and put components inside your home at risk. Your furniture, walls, electronics, paper documents, and wood will be protected from moisture and mold growth with the use of a dehumidifier.

If you are experiencing an uncomfortable and muggy feeling inside your home, we highly recommend installing a dehumidifier for the many benefits it offers. Your comfort is our top priority, which can be hard with high levels of moisture. Give us a call with any questions regarding humidity and air quality today!

4 Devices To Improve Allergies

Did you know the air in your home could be affecting your health? According to Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, in humid climates such as occurs in the southern states, biological air pollutants such as animal dander, dust mites, and other allergens affect your health and allergies more than any other indoor pollutant. The university further goes on to suggest that biological air pollutants are best eliminated through the use of systems that can provide clean fresh air. These systems may include humidifiers, purifiers, filters and dehumidifiers. In this blog, we will explain how indoor systems can improve allergies and keep you and other residents healthy!

Humidifiers

Depending on which climate you live in, your home may require a humidifier or dehumidifier. Both can be beneficial for your health in the correct setting. Humidifiers add moisture to the air to prevent dryness for many parts of the body, such as skin, nose, throat, and lips. Using a humidifier can soothe irritation and inflammation caused by allergens in the air. Specific allergies this system can be beneficial to are nasal congestion and mucus production. Although humidifiers do not remove the allergens in your air, it can help reduce the symptoms you may be enduring. 

Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers do the exact opposite of a humidifier. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air. This system is important in humid climates because it can dry excessively moist areas where some allergens grow and thrive, such as mold, mildew, and dust mites. These allergens can flare allergies and be dangerous for your health. Although it does not remove allergens from the air, it can prevent more from forming.  

Purifiers

Air purifiers can help reduce allergies and improve health by removing unwanted particles. This portable device uses a filter and fan to intake and remove particles and  produce clean air back into the room. This process improves allergies as the purifier cycle continuously increases indoor air quality. An air purifier could be a smart investment to improve the air you are breathing in your home and your health. 

Filters

Much like an air purifier, an air filter’s job is to remove allergens and particles from the air. Air filters trap pollutants, which results in allergy relief. There are different types of air filters with different minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) ratings. The higher the rating, the more particles the filter will catch. However, a higher rating can affect your air conditioner and increase your energy bills, so consult your Anchor Air technician to determine the best air filter for your health and AC system. It is important to note that air filters should be changed every 90 days or sooner if you have indoor pets. A clogged air filter will cause your allergies to flare, so it is important for your health to maintain a clean filter.  

Our main concern is keeping our clients healthy and comfortable. If you struggle with allergies, consider investing in one of these systems. Give us a call with any questions, we are here to help you breathe easy. 

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