High humidity levels in our homes can often lead to mold, mildew, and damaged floors. It is often the main reason why your home feels so hot even with the HVAC unit running at full capacity. This causes us to use our HVAC systems 24/7, which increases the utility expenses significantly. Even small amounts of mold, dirt, dust, pollen, pet dander and other contaminants may trigger their asthma or allergy and unfortunately, it makes the whole situation worse. A lot of dust, a bad smell and unexplained occurrence of health problems are some indicators that your indoor air quality is already low and could impose a lot of threats to your health.
A whole-home dehumidifier exists to help us in solving our problems with humidity levels. Its benefits can be best felt if we only trust the experts to do the job of installing them. Whole home dehumidifiers that are installed by professionals can serve as the solution to the never-ending and the scrutinizing heat of the season.
Whole-home dehumidifiers are directly connected to your HVAC system which means you only need one device to control the whole area covered by your HVAC system, saving you the trouble of installing multiple ones. It may be a bit costly but it sure will help you save up in the long run. However, if you insist on not installing one, you can always buy portable dehumidifiers that can only work one or two rooms at a time.
Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor present in air “expressed as a percentage of the amount needed for saturation at the same temperature.” As temperatures go up or down, the capacity of the air to hold water changes.
During summer months, the average humidity should weigh in between 30-45 percent (below the 50% mark). Winter may require lower than 40% relative humidity to avoid condensation on your windows. By staying in the proper ranges, problems can be prevented.
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Air conditioners come in different sizes, color, features. They may include filters that come in different types. Some only catch dust, while others, mostly the new ones that are already developed, can filter pollen, bacteria, viruses, odors, and smoke. Whatever type of filter you’re A/C unit has, it may improve the air quality by some degree, giving us a healthier and safer indoor environment.
- Extreme heat has a clear negative impact on the intellect and on physical activity and the use of air conditioning can go some way to rectifying this.
- It improves comfort levels at work and at leisure.
- It improves job performance.
- It can result in increased physical and intellectual activity.
- A lower temperature reduces the presence of insects and parasites.
- Lower temperatures mean less sweating, reducing the risk of dehydration.
- A clean air conditioning system helps exclude external allergens such as pollens.
- If the air conditioning installation is good, and if it is well maintained, it renews and improves air quality.
Having an air conditioner is one of the reasons why we can stay comfortable despite the hot weather. It does not only give us cool air, they can also filter and clean the air we breathe because they remove pollutants and contaminants from it. This will only be possible, however, if we know how to maintain them.
Aside from having control over the humidity levels and providing us with ventilation, most whole-home ventilators also pre-filter the air that we are about to breathe. They remove pollutants and contaminants from the air supply of our home thus helping us achieve the best indoor air quality without the fear of increasing out energy consumption, utility bills or carbon footprints.
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