Importance of Whole-House Dehumidifiers

With the rising humidity levels of summer rapidly approaching, your air conditioner isn't always enough to keep the air in your home dry. Too much humidity in the home can make you feel clammy all the time, encourage the growth of mold, and cause allergy flare-ups. Perhaps you have a dehumidifier in your basement to suck out high levels of moisture, which works great for that one room, but what about the rest of the house? That's where a whole-house dehumidifier comes in.

With this type of unit, you can address the following indoor air quality concerns:

  • Stuffy air
  • Sticky floors and other surfaces
  • Growth of mold and mildew
  • Condensation on water pipes
  • Water stains on walls and ceilings
  • Allergy and asthma flare-ups
  • Musty odors

You don't have to live with these things any longer. Why not have TDI Air install a whole-house dehumidifier? This type of unit is built right into your existing heating and cooling system so it can provide relief throughout the entire house. No more worrying about switching on and off an individual unit and emptying out the water. Your whole house dehumidifier will do it all for you. You can also cut down on the use of your air conditioner -- particular in spring and fall. Sometimes you may feel compelled to turn on the AC just to cut the humidity. Now you can save on energy costs because you won't have to run it on those in-between days.

Why You Need One

Tyler, Texas, has an average yearly relative humidity level of 90%, according to Tyler Texas Weather. Relative humidity, quite simply, is the measure of moisture in the air compared with the amount of moisture the air can hold at the same pressure and temperature. Ninety degrees is quite high, which can lead to some pretty uncomfortable days and nights. If you've been having trouble regulating the temperature and humidity levels of your home, you may want to consider installing a whole house dehumidifier along with a dual-zone, variable-speed A/C system featuring separate thermostats to control different floors of the home.

Perhaps you've encountered the growth of mold in a bedroom or bathroom, or maybe the allergies in your house are out of control. The advantages of a whole-house dehumidifier are great, including reduced health risks and allergies, less chance for growth of mildew, bacteria and dust mites, and the reduction of musty odors thanks to fresh, filtered air. The great thing about a whole house dehumidifier is that it balances out the humidity level on cooler days when the humidity may be high but the temperature is low.

It's important to have a professional come out and assess the humidity levels in your home. Another culprit of high humidity is a leak in the HVAC ductwork, as cool air gets into the attic or crawlspace creating negative pressure in the interior. Your trusted HVAC technician can troubleshoot what the problem may be and suggest a course of action that will end your uncomfortable summer days once and for all.

Contact Us

Our trained and experienced technicians provide superior installation of air conditioners, along with all the accessories you need to be comfortable in your home all season long, such as programmable thermostats, filtration systems, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers. Contact us today at 903-597-8381. TDI Air has been serving East Texans for more than 50 years!