Install a Dehumidifier to Help Take the Sweat Out of the Heavy Summer
For anyone living in the greater Cincinnati area, summers can be long, hot and very humid. High levels of humidity are uncomfortable for you and your family and, worse yet, can lead to other problems like increased mold or dust mites in your home. To keep these pests at bay, a good target humidity level for your home is between 30 and 50 percent. And to keep your home comfortable in the summer when these problems can arise, you should investigate whether or not it is a good idea to install a dehumidifier. The immediate question is whether to install a whole house dehumidifier system or to use portable dehumidifiers in selected areas where the humidity level gets too high – a basement for example. While the portable units can cost less to install, there are some issues to consider.
- A whole house system can make the entire home more comfortable for you.
- There are some areas of your home, like bathrooms and kitchens, where moisture can also be a problem.
- Portable units require constant attention to remove the water that has been extracted from the air. It is all too easy to simply forget to empty the unit. A whole house system is just much more automatic.