Dust mites are one of the most common triggers for allergies and asthma and a home’s humidity level can increase dust mite infestation. Air conditioning removes some humidity as a byproduct of cooling, but it doesn’t keep humidity between 30-50% to avoid dust mite infestation. Relative humidity above 50% also increases the mold spore count inside your home.
Apollo Care Plan
Regular maintenance on your air conditioner and furnace or heat pump reduces the volume of dust mites. Join your Greater Cincinnati neighbors and invest in the Apollo Home Care Plan.
Installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system, Central Dehumidifiers pull air from every room in your home through the return ducts. It removes the moisture and sends dry air back throughout your home.
A Dehumidifier works in conjunction with your air conditioner to efficiently balance the humidity levels in your home, and can also work independently on days when you don’t need the air conditioner.
High humidity makes warm days feel muggy and hot days practically unbearable. Our bodies react to the increased moisture in the air by evaporating less perspiration. Because this “sweat” evaporation is one of our main cooling mechanisms, the lack of it may contribute to feelings of fatigue, dizziness, feeling “difficult to breathe” or lightheadedness.
Even our homes react to an overabundance of humidity. Doors swell, becoming more difficult to fully close or easily open. You may even notice stains or musty odors in the home from mold or mildew.
Another option is a Media Air Cleaner. These units install in the return duct of a forced air heating or cooling system. Air flows through the cleaner and it traps dust, pollen and pet dander particles as small as 1.0 micron.
Our team is happy to discuss your options with you – we carry a diverse line of products designed to improve air quality from filtration and air purifiers to Dehumidifiers and ventilation systems.