Does Your Home Need a Whole House Dehumidifier?

October 1, 2014


When you have a family member who suffers from asthma or allergies, you may need to consider ways to improve the air quality inside your home.

whole house dehumidifier

A house that is suffering from an excessive amount of humidity is not a comfortable environment. Excess humidity can also be dangerous to your health as it breeds mold spores and bacteria that may irritate your lungs. A whole house dehumidifier can reduce the humidity in the air, improve the inside air quality, and reduce the risk of health problems such as asthma and allergies.

How Do I Know If My Home Has Too Much Humidity?

Many St. Louis residents are living in homes with high humidity and do not even realize it. If you see condensation on the pipes in your kitchen or bathroom, or if you find spots of mold growing, then these may be an indication there is too much moisture in the air in your home. Chances are the mold you do see is just a small portion of what is possibly growing in areas that are hidden from view. Your windows are also another place to check if you are not sure if your home is excessively humid. If you notice condensation on a regular basis that is a sign that there is too much moisture in the air being circulated throughout the home. Mold spores need that moisture to survive and will start to grow in areas of your home that never dry completely. As air circulates throughout the house it will pick up some of those microscopic spores where they will become part of your breathing air.

Do I Need to Upgrade My HVAC System?

The great thing about a whole house dehumidifier is that it is installed with your homes existing HVAC system. Before the cooled or heated air is passed into the vents, it passes through the dehumidifier where all moisture is removed. It is then passed through the duct work and out into your home through the vents. There is no need to fix or change any other part of your home’s HVAC system.

The Benefits of a Whole House Dehumidifier

  • Located with your HVAC system, the whole house dehumidifier does not take up any of your floor space.
  • A whole house dehumidifier is fully automated. Once you determine the desirable settings, it will monitor humidity levels and make adjustments as needed.
  • Your entire house benefits at the same time as opposed to having to move a unit from room to room.

St. Louis Whole House Dehumidifier

Our expert St. Louis HVAC technician can help you choose the right size unit that will remove the moisture from your entire house. Once installed, you will begin to notice a big difference in the comfort level of your home. Call Scott-Lee Heating Company at (314) 200-0788.