All You Need to Know About Healthy Climate Whole-Home Dehumidifiers

Posted: 2019-04-30

Before the cooling season officially starts, you should be preparing to find a solution to the potential condensation problem in your home, especially if you are living with someone who suffers from allergies or asthma. That’s because when your home gets humid, it becomes a breeding ground for mold and mildew.

Four Seasons Air Specialists offers everything you need to create a totally comfortable home, including whole-home humidifiers. We are your prime HVAC company in White Bear Lake MN.

Allergies and Humidity

Most of the known allergy triggers such as dust mites, mold and mildew flourish in humid environments. In addition, too much humidity can also damage your furnishings like wallpaper and floorboards, and can leave behind disgusting odors, especially in areas with condensation issues.

What are Dehumidifiers?

Whole-home dehumidifiers effectively remove excess moisture and humidity from the air, which aids in treating the problems we just mentioned above. According to Consumer Reports, when a home has humidity levels over 50 percent, it can develop dust mites mold, and mildew problems.

As a homeowner, you have to know your home’s relative humidity range. Not only do humidity levels vary due to changing seasons, weather, energy use, air circulation, and other elements, but most experts agree that keeping the relative humidity level between 30 percent and 50 percent should be your goal, 45 percent being the ideal humidity level for comfort and health.

During summer, you can expect the average indoor humidity to be higher, and in winter months it will be lower, depending on your heating settings. A hygrometer can measure your home’s humidity levels, which can be bought at hardware and home improvement shops.

Dehumidifiers are able to keep your home’s ideal humidity levels and as an added bonus, they can perform their task without any disruption or change to your daily routine.

Features of the Healthy Climate Whole-Home Dehumidifiers

Available in three sizes, each compatible with nearly any central cooling system, a Healthy Climate® dehumidifier can effectively remove moisture throughout your entire home. When a zoning system is added, you also have the option of dehumidifying single areas.

Dehumidified air feels cooler, so you can set your thermostat at a higher temperature and still feel comfortable. In fact, for every two degrees you raise the temperature during the summer, you can save between 5% and 7% on your cooling bill.

Unlike some portable indoor air quality systems on the market, a Healthy Climate® dehumidifier makes your home healthier without producing ozone, a toxic gas that can irritate the lungs.

Since a whole-home dehumidifier integrates with your central cooling system, you’ll avoid the noisy operation of portable units. You can also save yourself the hassle of constantly emptying water buckets.

This product has been approved by ENERGY STAR®. Such products are the same or better than standard products, only they use less energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR label, furnaces must meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the U.S. Department of Energy. Since they use less energy, these products save you money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants. And you get the features and quality you expect.

Additional Features

  • Effectively removes excess moisture from the entire home, a single area, such as a basement or a combination of both
  • Helps create healthier air by reducing dust mites and mold that thrive in humid environments
  • Protects home furnishings and wood from moisture damage
  • Uses environmentally-friendly R410A refrigerant
  • No ozone emissions— a known lung irritant
  • Designed to easily integrate with your heating and cooling system
  • New 65 pint model is ENERGY STAR®-rated
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components

Ask the Air Quality Masters

Dehumidifiers are indeed a necessity for homes with occupants suffering from allergies and respiratory issues. But before making any kind of purchase, you need relevant information to find the right dehumidifier for your needs. Four Seasons Air Specialists can help you narrow down your choices and recommend the unit that is tailor fit for your home. We are your friendly Dellwood heating and air conditioning experts who are always ready to help.