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What You Should Know About Whole Home Dehumidifiers!

Is your home sticky and hot? We might just have the perfect solution for Northern Virginia homeowners!

As you enter the month of June, you know your home will become the hangout for family cook-outs, get-togethers for the kids, and the usual area of relaxation that you come back to at the end of every day. But what if the air inside the house is sticky and hot? Turning the air conditioning down to an extreme low is an expensive solution. Well, as a means of escape, we all know that restaurants are freezing so you might want to start eating out more.

Hold it

You don’t have to go to extremes to get improved indoor air quality! You can maintain your home’s cooling by having a Whole Home Dehumidifier installed! Many homeowners don’t realize that excessive humidity can cause their homes to feel far more uncomfortable then if their humidity was regulated. Managing the humidity level in your home can help you maintain a cool, even temperature.

How Do They Work?

Dehumidifiers eliminate that clammy feeling that you get when your home is overly humid, you’ll find that there’s a noticeable difference in the way you feel. Dehumidifiers work to minimize stifling moisture by pulling air through a fan unit and pushing it through the machine’s coils, pulling moisture and locking it away, sending the regulated air back into the home. This means using your cooling system less and saving more!

Did You Know:

The ideal level of humidity in the home is 45%. During the summer, this percentage jumps due to the high levels of humidity in the Northern Virginia area. When you ignore that excessive humidity and turn up the A/C to compensate, you’ll cause your utility bills to soar. When you install a Dehumidifier, it regulates the air, creating a more balanced environment while minimizing contaminants like mold and mildew.

Your home might need a whole home dehumidifier if:

  • You see condensation on the window, mirrors and cold drinks
  • You notice more insects than usual in your home
  • Wood floors, trim, or furniture warp or rot
  • You experience abnormal sweating or high indoor temperatures
  • Bedding feels moist
  • Skin feels sticky and clammy
  • Rooms smell musty

Have one of our trained technicians come out to your home and assess your humidity levels. They’ll be able to give you advice and options on how to cool your home efficiently, and let you know if a dehumidifier is right for you! To learn more, give us a call! We’re always here to answer your plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical needs!

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