Summer humidity levels can make the air quality in your home unbearable, even with an air conditioner running efficiently. Air that’s too humid in your home can cause respiratory problems.
The optimal humidity level for your home is between 35 and 60 percent, depending on the season and the temperature. Higher humidity levels, such as those in the summer, can cause respiratory problems because bacteria thrive in moist, warm environments.
Bacteria isn’t the only problem that surfaces with summer air. Mold might start to grow in hidden areas of your home. Over time, mold spores may go airborne and cause breathing problems.
Whole-home dehumidifiers work as air returns to the heating and cooling unit through your home’s ductwork. The dehumidifier cools the air, which forms moisture, and then the water droplets collect and are drained away.
Advanced models allow you to control them remotely, and they can filter out allergens and bacteria. Whole-home dehumidifiers don’t need regular maintenance like room-based models, so you don’t have to worry about cleaning filters every week or emptying water tanks daily.
We’ll take a look at your HVAC unit and ductwork, suggest a high-quality dehumidifier, and install it promptly and properly. We’ll also return to your home to service it twice a year with our annual preventive maintenance plan.
Call HVAC Master at (417) 655-3542 for air conditioning maintenance, repair, replacement, or installation. We’re available 24/7, 365 days a year for emergency service.