Anyone who lives in Austin or anywhere in the state knows that during the summer months, the humidity often feels even worse than the heat. That muggy, sticky air that clings to your skin and causes you to break out in a sweat within 10 seconds of going outside – blegh! It isn’t unusual for your indoor air to feel humid and muggy as well, which compromises your comfort and even your home. What to do? Our air conditioning pros have the solution.
Consider a dehumidifier. There are portable models you can use to remove humidity from a room or small space which are better than nothing, but we recommend a whole-house dehumidifier. Why?
Benefits of a whole-house dehumidifier
One unit works to remove humidity from your entire home. Because they are integrated into your heating and cooling system, a whole-house dehumidifier is capable of reducing excess moisture throughout your home.
Various sizes for every need. Whether your home is 1,000 square feet or 5,000 square feet. there is a unit that is ideal for your needs. Unlike with portable models, you never have to empty a water pan as a whole-house unit has its own drainage line.
Improved overall efficiency. Not only do you feel uncomfortable when humidity levels are too high, your cooling system has to work harder which not only costs you more on monthly utility bills, but also puts a lot of wear and tear on your HVAC equipment, shortening its lifespan.
Your family’s health. High humidity levels make the ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew. This means your family members are at an increased risk of allergies and other illnesses. Those who suffer from COPD, asthma, or other respiratory illnesses will have a difficult time in this environment. Keep your home healthier by installing a whole-house dehumidifier system!
Protect your biggest investment – your home. Moist conditions indoors can affect furnishings, floors, walls, literally everything. Wood may warp, mold and mildew cause damage . . . it’s simply a bad situation.
A whole-house dehumidifier is no doubt one of the smartest investments you’ll ever make if you face the heat and humidity in central Texas every spring and summer. Why face the potential risks of indoor air that is uncomfortable and possibly damaging to your health and home? Give the Austin HVAC professionals at Schneider Mechanical a call today, and let us enlighten you about all of the benefits of a whole-house system.