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The Benefits of Whole-House Dehumidifiers

If you’ve lived in Indiana for any length of time, you know we’re heading into a wet season. And we don’t just mean rain—spring and summer in this part of the country tends to get horribly, stiflingly humid. This humidity isn’t just uncomfortable to move around in, it can also pose risks for your home. Mold, mildew, and other allergens thrive in moist environments and can trigger asthma and other respiratory ailments. This moisture can also become a breeding ground for insects…yuck!

Store-bought dehumidifiers can be obtained easily and inexpensively, but they’re not designed to deal with large areas, nor do they work well in cooler spaces (like your basement) where moisture levels are at their highest. A whole-house dehumidifier, on the other hand, works in conjunction with your home comfort system to automatically sense and maintain the ideal humidity levels for your house and lifestyle.

Not only does this help to purify your home’s air by removing or diluting toxins, but it’s much quieter and more out of the way than a portable dehumidifier. Whole-house dehumidifiers are also easily maintained, usually just requiring an annual filter cleaning, and can be hooked up to certain Wi-Fi thermostats to give you complete, remote control.

Call Appel today to see if a whole-house dehumidifier is right for your home.