Whole-Home Dehumidifiers Make Summer More Enjoyable
Atlanta summers are known for their heat and humidity. If you’re having trouble escaping the oppressive heat at home, whole-home dehumidifiers can help. Here are some of the ways dehumidifiers make summer more enjoyable when you’re indoors.
Feel Cooler in the Home
Do you feel hot and sticky in your home even though the thermostat is set at a comfortable level? The problem isn’t your thermostat settings. It’s your home’s humidity levels.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the ideal indoor humidity level falls between 30% and 50%. Humidity levels above 50% can make you feel sweaty and even affect how well you breathe in your home (more on that below). Whole-house dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and give you that cool relief you expect to feel when you come home.
Humidity levels affect your home’s indoor air quality. The more humid the air, the stuffier your home feels, and the more likely it is for bacteria and viruses to grow and thrive. High indoor humidity is a key contributor to “summer colds.”
Fortunately, indoor air quality products like dehumidifiers can mitigate this problem. Dehumidifiers lower the occurrence of respiratory illnesses and asthma attacks. They also eliminate common allergens that humidity produces, such as dust mites.
Safeguarding your home’s indoor air quality keeps you from sneezing and blowing your nose. It also keeps your home’s indoor air less polluted, which is incredibly important. You spend a lot of time in your home, as much as 90% according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies, and guess what? Data has shown that indoor air is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
If that statistic alarms you, well, it should. Your household deserves clean air that’s well-balanced. Keeping your HVAC system well-maintained and controlling humidity levels are two ways to help your family breathe cleaner air at home.
Start by calling Comfort Atlanta Heating & Air to learn more about whole-home dehumidifiers and other indoor air quality products.
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