Indoor Air Quality
Abundant moisture within the home environment spells trouble for Inland Empire homeowners. Address rising humidity levels with a solution that protects your home from the damaging effects moisture produces in the home – a whole house dehumidifier. Whole house dehumidifiers are an excellent line of defense when moisture in the air becomes out of control!
Sanborn’s Air Conditioning and Heating shares more information on these devices and how they benefit both your home and household. Learn more about installation of a whole home dehumidifier to address your moisture problems when you contact us today!
Moisture Puts Your Home at Risk
Some moisture is normal and wanted – it’s when humidity levels inside the home climb out of control that Inland Empire residents have to worry about the consequences that develop inside their living areas. High indoor moisture levels contribute to issues including:
- Mold growth
- Mildew growth
- Water stains on surfaces
- Musty smells
- Window condensation
- Increased airborne allergen concentration
- Thriving environment for bacteria and viruses
- Higher concentration of chemical contaminants
- Bug problems
- Damage to wood construction materials and furniture
- Damage to electronics
How Much Indoor Humidity Is Just Right?
Relative humidity levels inside Inland Empire homes need to be kept at a balanced point to prevent the issues caused by too much moisture in the air. Ideally, indoor relative humidity levels should be kept between 30 and 50 percent, going no higher than 60 percent.
Addressing Household Humidity Issues
Especially when there’s high humidity outdoors, it is difficult to eliminate excess moisture from the indoor environment to achieve balance. In households where high moisture levels are a constant issue, whole house dehumidifiers provide effective moisture removal in order to maintain balanced relative humidity.
Whole house dehumidifiers are installed in conjunction with the home’s HVAC system. As air circulates through the home’s duct system, it moves through the dehumidifier unit for treatment. A whole house dehumidifier removes moisture from the home’s air by circulating it over a chilled coil (refrigeration dehumidifiers) or by absorption/adsorption methods using a drying material to remove airborne moisture. After moisture is removed, air continues to circulate through the HVAC system and it is cooled before moving back to the home’s living areas.
While air conditioners have natural dehumidifying effects as a result of their cooling process, the level of dehumidification they are able to provide is simply not enough in a home facing high moisture levels indoors. Whole home dehumidifiers deliver additional means to extract airborne moisture and protect the home from its damaging effects, while preserving air conditioner function and energy expenditures for cooling.
Once moisture is pulled from air, it is drained out of the dehumidifier through the unit’s dedicated drainage line. This capability prevents frequent maintenance needs for reservoir emptying, as required with portable units. Many area homeowners prefer whole house dehumidifiers over portable units for their low maintenance as well as their ability to treat the entire home at once.
Sanborn’s Installs Whole House Dehumidifiers
This summer, take control of indoor humidity levels that plague your home! Sanborn’s Air Conditioning and Heating installs whole home dehumidifiers for efficient moisture removal and protection of your home and its contents. Contact us today to learn more.