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Reasons to Invest in a Dehumidifier

May 10, 2022

Your indoor air quality (IAQ) is a major factor when it comes to at-home comfort. And with summer on the way, the air outside will turn hot and humid, most likely creating a balmy atmosphere inside. Our IAQ products can ensure your home stays cool and comfortable this season. So, let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons to invest in a dehumidifier.

Indoor Humidity

Minnesota summers are notorious for their humidity levels, often landing the state in the Top 10 for most humid in the country. When outside air is humid, the air inside tends to become thick and sticky as well, jeopardizing your comfort.

Studies suggest that indoor humidity levels between 40-60 percent provide the most satisfaction, in terms of comfort and health. Anything above or below that range can cause physical irritations, lead to bacterial growth, and trigger respiratory issues.

A dehumidifier removes moisture from the air, helping to regulate the humidity in your home.

Moisture Maintenance

Excess moisture in your home can cause all kinds of unsavory problems. Indoor moisture and condensation can weaken wood or eventually cause decay. This can lead to structural damage that may be costly to repair. Moisture can also cause warping of doorways, trim, wood flooring, and furniture.

A humid environment is also a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can be both difficult and expensive to eradicate.

Control Seasonal Allergies

One of the big reasons homeowners invest in a dehumidifier is to control seasonal allergies, either for themselves or a family member within the residence. Again, humid environments are ideal for triggers such as dust mites, pollen, pet dander, and mold. More moisture leads to more sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, and congestion.

But a dehumidifier pulls that moisture from the air, reducing the buildup and spread of allergens and improving air quality. 

Diminish Infestation

Along with mold and mildew, some critters like to take up residence in moist surroundings. Waterlogged wood that has been damaged and softened creates easy access for termites. Spiders, insects, and other pests nestle in and survive by siphoning water from their environments. Removing moisture from the air makes your home a less inviting space for pests, deterring infestation.

Manage Energy Costs

Hot and sticky summer air lends itself to seeking air-conditioned comfort inside, right? Long stretches of scorching, steamy temps can wreak havoc on your AC unit. The good news is a dehumidifier can help ease the burden on your air conditioner – and your energy bills.

Moist air is and feels heavy. By extracting that moisture from indoor air, the atmosphere in your home feels cooler. That means you won’t need to run your air conditioner as often or as long to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Improve Indoor Comfort

A humid, muggy environment can cause headaches and make people feel anxious or restless. And trying to sleep in stuffy air is unbearable. We’ve all been there.

Let’s face it: Cooler, drier indoor air in the summer is simply more comfortable. And one way to help you and your family experience that is with a whole-house dehumidifier from Hanson’s. Reducing indoor humidity helps your home stay dry and cool even on the most unpleasant days.

Rely on Hanson’s

At Hanson’s, your home comfort is our main concern. We want to ensure your home stays cool and comfortable this season. If you have questions or want to know more reasons to invest in a dehumidifier, our trained technicians are here to help. Contact us to learn more or to request an air quality inspection to help determine the best option for you and your family.

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