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Does A Whole-House Dehumidifier Really Make A Difference?

Posted on June 12, 2014

A whole-house dehumidifier can be an excellent way to lower the humidity in your entire home without having several portable dehumidifiers, but there are some people who wonder if it really makes a difference. The answer to that is a solid “yes”– it absolutely does make a difference, as just about anybody who lives in a home equipped with one can tell you.

Decreasing Humidity

Dropping the humidity with a whole-house dehumidifier can make the indoor climate much more comfortable, especially on muggy days. Your air conditioner dehumidifies the air somewhat, but nowhere near as much as a dedicated dehumidifier. One that is built in to your HVAC system will dehumidify your entire house as opposed to just one room per unit.

Preventing Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew buildup in places that can’t effectively remove moisture from the air can be a big problem. A whole-house dehumidifier helps to take this moisture out of the air, without the need to have a dehumidifier in small places like a bathroom, or a kitchen. As a result, mold spores can’t reproduce, and mildew stains will have a much less likely chance of appearing.

Comfort Systems has been serving the Wichita area for nearly 20 years. Call us or get in touch with us on our website to get a quote, and to find out more about how our experienced technicians can help you with all of your home comfort needs.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Wichita, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about whole-house dehumidifiers and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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