When you think of indoor air quality the first thing to spring to mind may be airborne pollutants. A factor that many people overlook is excess humidity in your home. Don’t let the moisture in your indoor air get out of hand and cause air quality problems. If you’ve noticed a humidity imbalance in your Cleveland, OH home, call Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating right away. Our experienced indoor air quality technicians will have your home comfortable again in no time. Don’t make do with humid air. Let us balance the humidity in your home.
Problems with Humidity
You’re indoor air humidity level should lie somewhere between 30% and 50% to maintain comfort and air quality. When humidity is consistently higher than this ideal range your personal comfort is not the only thing at risk. High humidity lends itself to the growth of allergens such as dust mites. Dust mites thrive in environments with high humidity, so keeping your humidity in the ideal range will eliminate this nuisance.
While an air cleaners or filters can remove allergens such as dust mites from the air, high humidity can also inhibit the ability of air purification systems to function properly. The same is true of your home cooling system. Excessive humidity makes it more difficult for your air conditioner to function properly and can result in clammy, uncomfortable air. The fact is that humidity adversely affects your comfort in a number of ways. Take control of the humidity in your Bay Village home with a dehumidifier installation from Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating.
Choosing the Right Dehumidifier for Your Cleveland, OH Home
Like any other component of your comfort or indoor air quality systems, there are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right dehumidifier for your home. Finding a humidifier that is properly sized for your Cleveland, OH home can be tricky. You must take into account not only the size of the area being dehumidified but also the severity of your humidity problem. An oversized system is just as ineffective as an undersized dehumidifier, so it is important to enlist the help of a professional to ensure that the dehumidifier you ultimately choose will work efficiently in your home. Don’t waste money and energy running an improperly sized dehumidifier. Call Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating today for assistance.
Keep in mind that your dehumidifier is, in fact, drawing moisture out the air in your home. That excess water has to wind up somewhere. Many models have a collection tank to catch this water, and the tank will need to be emptied periodically. Make sure that your dehumidifier collection tank is an appropriate size for you and its location in your home. You don’t want to be emptying it too frequently, but you should be able to access it easily and carry it comfortably when it is full.
Additionally, some models have a drainage system that will allow constant drainage from the dehumidifier. This is a good option to consider if your system is going to be place in a difficult to access area in your Cleveland home. Be sure to talk to your indoor air quality service technician at Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your dehumidifier.