Enhanced Indoor Air Quality by Controlling Humidity
Summer days are often humid and uncomfortable, and while your AC does serve as a dehumidifier to a degree, it isn’t efficient. The moisture it can’t remove will often cause you to run the AC at a lower temperature to offset the humidity, and it can lead to odors, mustiness, and even mold in the right scenario. This is why MoreVent recommends a whole home dehumidifier to our customers in Pennsylvania and Delaware, and we sell and install both Ultra-Aire and Aprilaire models.
Aprilaire and Ultra-Aire design their dehumidification systems to integrate into your existing HVAC system whether you have a central air conditioner or a heat pump. Once installed, you’ll be able to adjust the relative humidity through your thermostat. The ideal relative humidity for comfort and health is between 40% and 50%. In this range, you’ll feel more comfortable and will be able to increase the temperature in the home by as much as several degrees, and your air conditioner will not have to run as often and will experience less wear and tear. If you want to learn more about installing a whole home dehumidifier, call us at 1-484-203-8420 or contact us online to schedule a free in-home consultation.
Reasons to Install a Whole Home Dehumidifier
Relative humidity is a measure of how saturated the air is with moisture, and air can hold more water vapor at higher temperatures. In terms of comfort, the benefit of a whole home dehumidifier is that you can dictate your preferred RH within the recommended range, and you can likely set the thermostat to a higher temperature. Many people find the EPA recommendation of 78°F during summer to be uncomfortable without a dehumidifier but just fine with one. That also means that you lower your cooling costs and save wear and tear on your air conditioner or heat pump. Other benefits of optimal RH include easier and more efficient breathing and being less prone to respiratory infections.
When your home is in the optimal RH range, you just feel cooler and more comfortable. When an AC struggles with high humidity, you can feel uncomfortable even though the home is relatively cool.
Keeping Your Family Healthy
High moisture levels in the home set the stage for dust mites and even mold. A whole home dehumidifier fosters an environment that is less conducive to dust, mold spores, and even bacteria, and that is good for everyone but particularly for those with allergies and asthma.
Enhanced Energy Efficiency
While a whole home dehumidifier runs on electricity just like your air conditioner or heat pump, it will lower your overall costs due to the other systems being able to run more efficiently and less often.
Beneficial for Your Home
Maintaining an optimal RH is good for your home too. It will help to preserve your wood floors, wood furniture, musical instruments, photographs, books, and so forth.
Additional Methods for Improved Indoor Air Quality
Relative humidity is only one aspect of indoor air quality. Even with optimal RH, indoor air pollution is a serious concern for many homes, and MoreVent can help you eliminate those pollutants and contaminants with air filters, air purifiers, air scrubbers, humidifiers, and duct cleaning.
Whole Home Humidifier
A whole home humidifier is a great counterpart to a whole home dehumidifier because it lets you continue to maintain your ideal RH during winter. It makes you feel warmer at a lower temperature. Dehumidification makes static electricity much less of a problem, and it’s great for your health too. It makes you less prone to getting sick and can eliminate the respiratory, eye, and skin irritations that many people experience during the heating season.
UVC Air Purification
If you want to eliminate pollutants and contaminants in your home, then MoreVent recommends UVC air purification. The Series 3 air purifier that we offer uses ultraviolet radiation to kill mold spores, pollen, dust mites, bacteria, and even viruses. In fact, UV light is so effective for these purposes that hospitals throughout the world use it to purify the air and disinfect surfaces.
Enhanced Air Filtration
Check your HVAC filter once a month and replace it as needed or at least every three months. That will help you to keep your heating and cooling costs down. You may also want to consider mechanical air filtration. That can let you use a filter with a higher MERV rating to remove more particulates.
Air scrubbers use ultraviolet light as well but also have a component designed to mimic the molecular scrubbing that occurs in nature. This technology was originally developed for NASA for use aboard the International Space Station—where it remains in use still today—and has since been adapted for residential and commercial applications. Air scrubbers can remove many pollutants and contaminants, including volatile organic compounds.
Discover the Benefits of a Whole Home Dehumidifier by Contacting MoreVent Today
Enjoy a more comfortable home and a more energy-efficient and cost-effective HVAC system with a whole home dehumidifier. MoreVent has many years of experience helping customers choose the right dehumidifier for them and installing, maintaining, and repairing these units, and we’d welcome the chance to help you. Call us today at 1-484-203-8420 or contact us online to learn more.