Too much moisture in an air-tight space, like your home or apartment, can make you severely uncomfortable. Instead of sneezing and suffering through another stuffy season, consider a dehumidifier for your home. At Chris Wilson Plumbing & Heating Repairs Inc, we specialize in whole-home dehumidifier installations for all our customers in the Palm Desert, CA area. These systems run right alongside your home’s heating and air conditioning system, helping you combat excess humidity at the source!
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Why Is Excess Humidity Bad?
Regardless of what system you have installed in your home, there is always going to be some amount of humidity in the air. Not only is it necessary, but it also helps air remain breathable and comfortable. However, high humidity levels are where you run into problems. Not only do they make you uncomfortable and sweaty - it makes your home sweat as well. Locked-in moisture is grounds for:
- Mold & Mildew Problems - Mold tends to grow in dark, damp areas. With higher levels of humidity in your home, it will have an even better chance of growing, putting your family at risk.
- Stains & Damage: Look around: do you see condensation on your windows? Dark spots on your floorboards? Yellow stains on your walls and ceilings? Those are clear signs that your home is too humid.
- Foul Odors: Once there’s mold growth and damp areas in your home, they can produce musty or stuffy smells. As these issues persist, so will your air quality concerns.
A common misconception is that humidity is only a problem in the summer when in reality, it’s a year-round issue. If your humidity levels are high enough to cause the above symptoms, you need to be proactive about resolving the problem.
How Do Dehumidifiers Work?
A dehumidifier removes excess moisture out of your Palm Desert, CA home one of two ways: either dumping it in a reservoir (for smaller units) or by funneling it through a drainage system (for whole-house units connected to the air conditioning).
With a whole-house unit, the damp air is pushed into the unit and cooled, and the moisture droplets drawn from the air are drained out of your home. The moisture-free air then passes over evaporator coils and pushed back into the indoor environment.
Proper installation is key with dehumidifiers. At Chris Wilson Plumbing & Heating Repairs Inc, we take the time to find you the right dehumidifier option and then offer detailed installation services to ensure it’s perfectly integrated with your home HVAC system.
There are plenty of potential issues to consider when it comes to your air conditioning unit's health. Our technicians can help prevent all of them, all you have to do is give us a call!
The Benefits of Installing a Dehumidifier
A dehumidifier has many benefits that make it a great choice for homeowners looking to improve their air quality and keep their family safe. Some additional benefits of these systems include:
- Healthier Air: Stop coughing and sneezing. It’s likely that mold and mildew are lurking behind a wall or a wood panel, triggering your allergies in the worst way. A dehumidifier can end moisture and end allergens, so you and your family can breathe again.
- Less Damage: Protect your wooden furniture and instruments from damaging humidity. A dehumidifier will keep moisture off your prized possessions, preserving their quality for years to come.
- Improved Efficiency: Stop overworking your air conditioner. Dehumidifiers remove moisture, which helps clear the air, so your air conditioner doesn’t have as hard to keep your home comfortable - reducing your energy costs as well.
Your home could become the oasis you need in the spring and summer months with a quality dehumidifier installation from Chris Wilson Plumbing & Heating Repair Inc. With over 20 years of experience, we know how essential good air quality is. Our technicians can find you the ideal solution for your home and get it installed seamlessly for improved comfort and control over the air in your home.