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Dehumidifiers and Indoor Air Quality

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Have you ever had wet stains on your walls, musty odors or a clammy feel to the air in your home? Well one reason for this could be the level of humidity in the air.

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Have you ever had wet stains on your walls, musty odors, or a clammy feel to the air in your home? Well, one reason for this could be the level of humidity in the air. In this video, I'll tell you everything you need to know about dehumidifiers and how they can help indoor air quality.

Hi, I'm Bryan with Fire & Ice and when we talk about indoor air quality, we are talking about the levels of health, safety, and comfort of air in your home. One way you can improve the quality of the air in your home is by using a dehumidifier. In this video, you will learn everything you need to know about dehumidifiers. We'll start with the basics. What is a dehumidifier? What are the pros and cons of a dehumidifier? What about costs? We're going to talk about the costs of a dehumidifier. Is a dehumidifier right for you? And finally, when is a good time to buy? We hope by the end of this video you'll know how a dehumidifier can improve indoor air quality in if a dehumidifier is right for you.

What is a dehumidifier and how does it work?

So, let's jump in and see what's a dehumidifier and how does it work? A dehumidifier’s, a piece of equipment in your home that reduces the amount of humidity in the air, which is going to make your house healthier and more comfortable. One of the reasons an air conditioner has struggles with cooling your home is because the humidity is too high in your home. What a dehumidifier could do is help the air conditioner by reducing the amount of humidity in your home. Which means the amount of cooling is a much more comfortable feel.

What are the pros and cons of a dehumidifier?

One of the pros of a dehumidifier is it aides in the air conditioner to dehumidifier the house. Which means that the air conditioner will be able to concentrate more on simply cooling the home and not have to spend all of its time on dehumidifier. Which will make it more efficient and feel better.

The second one is health and safety by dehumidifier in the basement or an area in the house to a level that we consider the safe zone. We will reduce the amount of bacteria in mold and dust mites in your home. Which means the overall health of your home will be safer and healthier. One main feature of the dehumidifier, the whole house dehumidifier is it removes up to 95 pints of water per day.

When it comes to cons, there really isn't much of a con to a dehumidifier. The only thing I can think of is that it is an additional investment to your overall system. But the pros will outweigh the cons.

How much does a dehumidifier cost?

Well, the investment in dehumidifier can range from anywhere between $2,000 and $3,000, depending on how it's installed.

One example of a whole house dehumidifier is the Aprilaire 1850. One of the reasons the price can vary is that you could decide to duct the dehumidifier directly into your system. The other factors could be that you may need to hang it.

Is a dehumidifier right for you?

One way to see if it is, is that your basement is muggy or musty smell. Or you have a lot of spiderwebs. Or you see mold on the wall. Those are all signs of high levels of humidification down in your basement. Dehumidifier can help clear a lot of that up.

One situation where dehumidifier may not make sense is if you live in a dry climate.

What is the best time to buy a dehumidifier?

Any time that you need a dehumidifier, what is the easiest time to buy a dehumidifier? In the summer when our humidity levels are at their highest.

What are the next steps?

So, what are the next steps? If you think a dehumidifier is right for you, you can check out our products page and see our options. Thank you for watching. And if you found this video helpful, feel free to subscribe. And we are looking forward to making your day better.

 

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