Improved Indoor Air Quality Through Humidity Control
Although your air conditioner can act as a dehumidifier to some extent, it is not always enough during humid and hot summer days. The moisture it can’t get rid of will frequently force you to run the AC at a lower temperature to counteract the humidity, and in the correct circumstances, it might result in odors, mustiness, and even mold. Due to this, Fante’s in Pennsylvania and Delaware advises its customers to purchase and install a whole-home dehumidifier. We offer both Aprilaire and Ultra-Aire versions.
Whether you have a heat pump or a central air conditioner, Aprilaire and Ultra-Aire build their dehumidification units to connect into your existing HVAC system. Once fitted, your thermostat will allow you to change the relative humidity. Between 40% and 50% relative humidity is the sweet spot for comfort and wellness. In this range, you’ll be more at ease, be able to raise the temperature in your home by a few degrees, and your air conditioner won’t need to run as frequently, putting less strain on it. If you want to learn more about installing a whole home dehumidifier, call us at 1-609-835-1512 or contact us online to schedule a free in-home consultation.
Reasons to Install a Whole Home Dehumidifier
Relative humidity is a measure of how saturated the air is with moisture, and air can hold more water vapor at higher temperatures. In terms of comfort, the benefit of a whole home dehumidifier is that you can dictate your preferred RH within the recommended range, and you can likely set the thermostat to a higher temperature. Many people find the EPA recommendation of 78°F during summer to be uncomfortable without a dehumidifier but just fine with one. That also means that you lower your cooling costs and save wear and tear on your air conditioner or heat pump. Other benefits of optimal RH include easier and more efficient breathing and being less prone to respiratory infections.
You just feel cooler and more comfortable when your home is in the ideal RH range. Even though the home is generally chilly, you may feel uncomfortable if the AC has trouble with heavy humidity.
Healthy Living for Your Family
Mold and dust mites can thrive in homes with high moisture levels. Everybody benefits from a whole-house dehumidifier since it creates an environment that is less favorable to dust mites, mold spores, and even germs, especially those who suffer from allergies and asthma.
Enhanced Energy Efficiency
While a whole home dehumidifier runs on electricity just like your air conditioner or heat pump, it will lower your overall costs due to the other systems being able to run more efficiently and less often.
Beneficial for Your Home
Maintaining an optimal RH is good for your home too. It will help to preserve your wood floors, wood furniture, musical instruments, photographs, books, and so forth.
Other Techniques to Enhance Indoor Air Quality
One factor of indoor air quality is relative humidity. Indoor air pollution is a major worry for many houses, even with ideal RH, and Fante’s can assist you in getting rid of those impurities and pollutants using air filters, air purifiers, air scrubbers, humidifiers, and duct cleaning.
Whole Home Humidifier
Because it allows you to continue to maintain your ideal relative humidity during winter, a whole home humidifier is a fantastic complement to a whole home dehumidifier. At a lower temperature, it helps you feel warmer. Static electricity is significantly less of an issue thanks to dehumidification, which is also excellent for your health. It reduces your risk of contracting an illness and can get rid of the eye, skin, and respiratory irritations that many individuals have during the warm season.
UVC Air Purification
If you want to eliminate pollutants and contaminants in your home, then Fante’s recommends UVC air purification. The Series 3 air purifier that we offer uses ultraviolet radiation to kill mold spores, pollen, dust mites, bacteria, and even viruses. In fact, UV light is so effective for these purposes that hospitals throughout the world use it to purify the air and disinfect surfaces.
Enhanced Air Filtration
Check your HVAC filter once a month and replace it as needed or at least every three months. That will help you to keep your heating and cooling costs down. You may also want to consider mechanical air filtration. That can let you use a filter with a higher MERV rating to remove more particulates.
In addition to using UV light, air scrubbers also have a part intended to replicate the molecular scouring that happens naturally. This technology was initially created by NASA for use on the International Space Station, where it is still in use today. Since then, it has been modified for use in home and business settings. Volatile organic compounds, among other pollutants and impurities, can be eliminated via air scrubbers.
Contact Fante’s Today to Learn More About the Benefits of a Whole Home Dehumidifier
A whole home dehumidifier will help you have a more comfortable home and a more economical, energy-efficient HVAC system. Fante’s has many years of expertise in assisting customers in selecting the ideal dehumidifier for them as well as installing, maintaining, and repairing these devices. We would be happy to assist you. Call us today at 1-609-835-1512 or contact us online to learn more.