Summer is the time for grilled foods and pool parties—and, unfortunately, high humidity. At Martens Plumbing & Heating, we understand the struggle, and we have exactly what you need to conquer that humidity: home dehumidifiers. Discover how a dehumidifier benefits you below, then call us for an in-home consultation and estimate at 262-363-7146.
How Does a Dehumidifier Work?
When a dehumidifier detects too much humidity in your indoor air, it works to remove excess moisture around the house, helping levels fall in the ideal 35 to 50 percent range. These systems are especially effective if your home has problems with:
- Musty odors
- Condensation on windows
- Wet stains on walls and ceilings
- General mugginess and discomfort
Simply by removing airborne moisture, home dehumidification systems can help improve both your health and the air in your home.
What Are the Benefits of a Dehumidifier?
Mold Removal and Prevention
Dehumidifiers are one of the best defenses you have against mold—which is one of the last problems you want as a homeowner. These spores thrive in moist and damp air, and when left unchecked, can multiply and cause health problems such as skin rashes, itchy throats and coughing, and asthma attacks. By balancing moisture levels, dehumidifiers reduce mold’s ability to spread, thus helping protect your health at home.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Certain household chores like cooking and cleaning can create harmful contaminants called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and release them into your air. These VOCs prosper and live the longest in humid environments. Indoor dehumidifiers can help get rid of those pollutants by removing moisture from the air. In the end, you’ll breathe better—and reduce musty odors and smells throughout the house.
Boosted Home Comfort and Energy-Efficiency
By lowering home humidity levels, dehumidifiers help you feel cooler even without you having to touch your thermostat. Because of that, these systems can help you save on AC energy usage and enhance your comfort at home. And, with less stress on your air conditioner, it may not need as many repairs down the line, helping it last as long as possible.
Do I Need a Dehumidifier?
If you suffer from bad allergies, notice mold growing around the house, or generally feel hot and sticky at home, the answer is probably “yes.” The experts at Martens Plumbing can help you find the best Bryant® dehumidifier for your Mukwonago-area home today—all you have to do is call us at 262-363-7146 or contact us online.