Should you invest in a whole-home dehumidifier?

Our area of North Carolina has a subtropical climate in the summers meaning it gets very warm and humid, and you may question if a whole-home dehumidifier is worth the cost.

Consistent humidity levels in excess of 70 percent can lead to corrosion, decay, dust mite, termite and other insect infestation as well as other moisture-related deterioration. This is of concern to allergy and asthma sufferers because excess humidity levels in carpet, fabric, and upholstery can encourage dust mite infestation and mildew growth.

Benefits of a whole-home dehumidifier:

  • Automatic humidity control throughout your home
  • Discreet-It is located out of sight, and the sound level is lower.
  • Increased energy efficiency-up to four times more
  • Hassle-free maintenance
  • Most have better air filters
  • Often made of steel with better warranties

Portable dehumidifiers are just temporary solutions; they break down and can’t dehumidify your entire home. You’ll end up buying a new one each year. On the other hand, a whole-home humidifier will save you money in the long run while also effectively controlling the humidity levels in your home.

If you live in the Raleigh area and have any questions about all the benefits a whole-home dehumidifier could do for you, a comfort specialist at Weather Master would love to talk to you! Give us a call at (919) 853-7910 or schedule an appointment online.