Does Your Home Need a Dehumidifier?

During the long Canadian winter, homeowners often forget just how humid the summer months can be. Not only does the weather outside become humid, but areas in your home may be prone to extra humidity as well.

What Controls Home Humidity?

A common misconception about Air Conditioners is that they can help control the humidity in the home. This isn’t the case! Humidifiers and dehumidifiers are the systems, which help to control the humidity levels in the home. If you’re noticing that your skin feels extra sticky or clammy when the summer rolls around, even with your air conditioning on, it’s a small indication that your home has too much humidity and can benefit from a dehumidifier.

The Benefits of a Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier is a system that removes extra moisture from the air in your home. By removing extra moisture, your home will feel less sticky, the smell of must disappears, and condensation will no longer be an issue on windows and doors. A dehumidifier also helps the longevity of wood products—such as hardwood floors, wood furniture and wood finishes—because there is no moisture to warp the materials.

On a health note, dehumidifiers also help control the amount of mold, mildew and dust mites in the air. Those who have allergies or asthma benefit from the decreased levels and get to enjoy a much healthier home environment.

Types of Dehumidifiers

Applewood Air Conditioning has teamed up with Aprilaire Dehumidifiers to provide our clients home humidity solutions. Different types of dehumidifiers can be used in the home, such as portable dehumidifiers for specific rooms, or mini dehumidifiers for small problematic areas. On portable dehumidifiers the user can control the level of the fan and see the humidity levels in the room it’s located in.

At Applewood Air Conditioning, we recommend getting a whole-home dehumidifier for the best outcome. A whole-home dehumidifier is installed similarly to an Air Conditioning system because it is out-of-the-way. Whole-home dehumidifiers work to keep the entire house at a stable humidity level. A whole-home dehumidifier will automatically adjust itself depending on humidity levels, but it can also be controlled manually through a digital panel. The digital panel is installed like a thermostat and can be programmed to a user’s needs. There is also a great level of convenience with the Aprilaire system because you can download a phone app that allows you to control the dehumidifier from anywhere in the house.

It’s Time to Dehumidify

Our expert installation team will install your whole-home dehumidifier so you can start enjoying the air in your home. And don’t think that just because summer is almost over that you don’t need a dehumidifier! Humidity can be a problem year-round, especially in basements or in smaller rooms. Don’t hesitate. Get your dehumidifier from the Applewood Air Conditioning team before the summer is over! With easy, once a year filter maintenance, a dehumidifier can change your air quality and overall living quality in just a few hours.

The professionals at Applewood have been providing Ontarians with the absolute best in air conditioning and heating service for almost five decades. The mission of our family owned and operated service is to help consumers attain maximum home comfort and energy efficiency, while keeping costs to a minimum. Contact our knowledgeable team today to learn more about how we can help you meet your home comfort goals.

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