Why Dehumidify Your Home?

Written By Five Star Charleston Heating & Air
June 17, 2021

The humidity rises in the Lowcountry in the summer, and the increased moisture can make you feel uncomfortable. This feeling is especially unenjoyable when you are experiencing it inside your home; you want your home to be a cool oasis from the summer heat. Unfortunately, if you have humidity inside your home, you have more to worry about than discomfort.

Problems Humidity Causes In Your Charleston Home

Humidity causes a lot of problems in your home that can be costly and downright harmful. Here are some effects of a humid home:

  • It damages tools, photos, electronics, appliances, and important documents.
  • It causes your home to harbor bacteria, fungi, and viruses. People will respiratory problems are especially vulnerable to the resulting infections.
  • It leads to or intensifies asthma conditions such as chest tightening and wheezing.
  • It causes wood to rot.
  • It attracts insects.
  • It causes furniture to swell and warp.
  • It negatively affects your sleep.

Eliminate Humidity In Your Home

According to the Mayo Clinic, the best humidity levels for health and comfort are between 30-50%. However, we know that here in Charleston, those percentages can be hard to attain. Inadequately or improperly conditioned spaces can regularly reach humidity levels in the 70s.

If you are struggling with high humidity in your home, we suggest a commercial dehumidifier, which will work with your HVAC system to regulate the levels of moisture in your entire home. It even works wonders in basements, which are difficult places for moisture control. If you have been trying to combat humidity with a standalone unit, give us a chance to show how much better the units we install into your duct system work. You will be glad you made the call!

Commercial Dehumidifier Special Price

Currently, we are running a special on a complete commercial dehumidifier install, and we would love to talk with you about whether this option is a good one for your home!

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