- Category: Humidity
De-humidifiers for Basements and Warmer Months
Protect Your Home and Health No Matter How Much it Rains!
A Whole-House Dehumidifier that installs as part of your home’s central heating and cooling system is the key to a healthy home. The dehumidifier measures the condition of your home’s air to decide when to run. An integrated air cycling feature will activate the HVAC blower to cycle air throughout the house to balance conditions. The dehumidifier has an optional ventilation damper that can mix fresh outside air into the process.
A Whole-House Dehumidifier is the best solution to excess moisture in a summer like this!
Why Do I Need a Whole-House Dehumidifier?
Have you ever experienced any of the following uncomfortable and/or unhealthy conditions
- Do you have trouble sleeping at night due to clammy skin or stuffiness in the air?
- Have you ever reduced the temperature setting because you're uncomfortable with the stuffy feeling?
- Have your floors or other surfaces ever felt sticky or “sweaty”?
- Are you concerned with mold and mildew growth in your home?
- Do you have musty odors or smells in any area of your home?
- Do you have condensation on your water pipes?
- Have you seen wet stains on walls or ceilings?
- Do you or a family member have allergies (over-moist air can encourage the growth of mold, bacteria, and dust mites—three commonly known household allergens).
Experiencing any of the above conditions can make sleeping and even daily activities miserable — plus some conditions can be hazardous to your family’s health or your home’s furnishings.
FACT: Did you know that dust mites (and their waste products) are one of the most common triggers for allergies and asthma? The Environmental Protection Agency advises keeping your home’s relative humidity between 30-50% to avoid dust mite infestation.
Whole-House vs. Portables
Excess humidity doesn’t just exist in one room of your house, so why treat the problem in just one room or area? Portable dehumidifiers only operate in a limited area, not your entire home. They invade your living space and often require buckets to collect water that must be emptied once or multiple times a day. When choosing between a portable unit or whole-house dehumidification system—the choice is simple.
Aprilaire Whole-Home Dehumidifiers are located out-of-sight and out of your way with quiet operation, hassle-free maintenance and up to 4 times more energy efficiency than the leading portable dehumidifier! The most efficient and safe way to rid your home of excess humidity is the Aprilaire Whole-Home Dehumidifier.
“Elevated relative humidity at a surface—70 percent or higher—can lead to problems with mold, corrosion, decay and other moisture related deterioration...An elevated relative humidity in carpet and within fabrics can lead to dust mite infestation and mildew (mildew is mold growing on fabrics).”
Every Aprilaire product provides important key benefits for your family and home
Excess indoor humidity provides the perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew, dust mites, bacteria and more. An Aprilaire Whole-House Dehumidifier combats these nasty home invaders, which are linked to asthma, allergies and other serious respiratory problems.
Few things impact your home’s comfort more than excess indoor humidity. When you turn up your air conditioner to try and get rid of indoor stickiness, you’re really just making your home uncomfortably cool. An Aprilaire Dehumidifier allows you to wipe out that clammy feeling and say goodbye to musty odors. Plus optional built-in ventilation allows you to bring in conditioned, fresh outside air - ensuring your home remains properly ventilated.
Excess indoor humidity allows mold and mildew to thrive—ruining carpets, draperies, furniture and even clothing. It also can cause condensation build-up on windows, destroying their finishes and structural integrity. An Aprilaire Whole-House Dehumidifier helps protect your home and its contents by removing unnecessary moisture from your home’s air whenever it rises to an inappropriate and harmful level.
Many homeowners turn up their air conditioning to get rid of the stickiness or clammy-feeling caused by high indoor humidity. An Aprilaire Whole-House Dehumidifier eliminates the need to over-cool, allowing for a higher thermostat setting for the same comfort level. And because it is more energy efficient than portable dehumidifiers, it uses less energy for the same amount of moisture removed.