High humidity levels in your Crystal River, Florida, home can lead to mold growth, dust mites, and warped floors or furniture. It also makes your indoor air feel warm and uncomfortable, forcing you to use your HVAC system more and increasing your utility bills. You can reduce the humidity in your home by using a dehumidifier, adding ventilation, and avoiding excess moisture.
Using a Dehumidifier
A dehumidifier can prevent musty or stale smells from excessive mold growth. It also makes your home feel cooler by keeping high humidity away. With lower moisture, you won’t have to use your air conditioner as much in spring and summer. This will save energy, keep your utility bills low, and ensure that you and your family stay comfortable.
If your home feels warm and moist, having a whole-home dehumidifier installed by an experienced professional can provide the solution. A whole-home humidifier connects directly to your existing HVAC system, so one unit can dehumidify your entire home. The investment will pay for itself by helping you save on your power bills over time. You can also choose a less expensive portable dehumidifier, but it will only work in one or two rooms at a time.
With an energy recovery ventilator, you can bring fresh air into your home and remove humid air without wasting power. It has a heat exchanger that can attach to your HVAC system to transfer energy from outgoing air to incoming air. It works the same way as a heat pump, and it’s much more efficient than using a fan or opening a window.
Avoiding Excess Moisture
You should use exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom to remove moisture and unpleasant smells. Make sure your clothes dryer vents hot, humid air outside, and repair any leaky faucets before they encourage mold growth.
Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 20 years of HVAC experience. We can help you maintain, repair, and install many types of heating and cooling equipment. Call us at 866-881-5935 for outstanding service.
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