When it comes to maintaining a comfortable home, indoor air quality matters as much as temperature, and that means you need to maintain a good humidity level. Here’s how installing a whole-home dehumidifier in your Naples, Florida, home can help.
How Whole-Home Systems Work
A whole-home or whole-house dehumidifier works in conjunction with your heat pump or central air conditioner. Moist air is pulled into your home’s duct system, drawn into the unit and cooled. As the air cools, the water vapor in the air condenses into water droplets, which then fall into a collection pan and are drained out of the system. Meanwhile, the dry air is passed over heating coils, bringing it back to your desired temperature, and pumped back into your home.
Benefits of a Whole-Home Dehumidifier
While portable units control the humidity level in just one room, whole-house systems provide deeper, more comprehensive moisture control solutions. Here are a few benefits of upgrading to a whole-home system:
- Reducing humidity can prevent dangerous mildew from growing in your home, protecting your and your family’s health.
- Lowering the humidity level can help to relieve asthma and allergy symptoms by reducing dust mites and other contaminants.
- Dry air doesn’t store as much heat as wet air, so your air conditioner or heat pump will run more efficiently. Plus, dry air feels cooler on your skin, so you can set your thermostat a few degrees higher in the summer without sacrificing comfort. This can make a big difference in your utility bills.
As an added benefit, whole-home units require fairly limited maintenance. You just need an annual checkup from a qualified HVAC technician to make sure the filter is clean and the coils are working properly.
If high humidity is causing indoor air quality problems in your home, investing in a whole-home system may be the right way forward. To learn more, check out our indoor air quality solutions online or call (239) 300-9186.