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Do I Need a To Install a Whole-House Dehumidifier?

Homeowners Enjoy These Dehumidifier Benefits

Home improvements are often the result of home emergencies—those unexpected problems that must be fixed. When your AC quits working in July, you replace it. If your internet goes down every weekend, you find a new provider. When summer rains repeatedly flood your basement, you call an experienced basement waterproofing company.

When home disasters strike, making the necessary repair should be your first concern. But sometimes that repair doesn’t go far enough to protect your property and family. Taking an extra step may be the best investment—and a home improvement choice that delivers superior results for years to come. Installing a dehumidifier in your home is that kind of home improvement. It protects your property, improves your comfort, safeguards your family’s health and saves you money in the long run. 

Basement Dehumidifier installed in New Jersey basement

Advantages of Using a Home Dehumidifier

Even a well-sealed home can have problems with humidity exceeding 50 percent, the optimal level for interior comfort. With too much moisture, you may notice signs like these:

  • Window condensation
  • Closet mildew
  • Damp sheets & upholstery
  • Musty odors
  • Muggy air

Apparent symptoms of interior humidity are only part of the picture. Installing a home humidifier does away with these unpleasant effects and more. Here are four advantages that may convince you to make a Union County dehumidifier the next improvement for your home.

Advantage #1: Dehumidifiers protect your home & belongings.

Damp air that accumulates in your basement or crawl space works its way into your home’s interior. This air can undermine home structure, warp woodwork and floors, harm sensitive electronics and rust hardware. By removing water vapor from the air, a dehumidifier protects your home and possessions.

Advantage #2: Dehumidifiers improve your family’s comfort.

Humid air can feel heavy and oppressive. It also contributes to poor indoor air quality, dust mite infestations, unpleasant odors and pest invasions. A basement dehumidifier creates a less-welcoming environment for pests, mites and odors while improving indoor air quality for you and your family.

Advantage #3: Dehumidifiers save money on cooling.

When excess humidity is removed, the air feels more comfortable. You may be able to set your air conditioner to a higher temperature and still feel cool. Your AC works more efficiently, uses less energy and may have a longer useful life. Also, ENERGY STAR®-rated dehumidifiers use 15 percent less energy than your AC.

Advantage #4: Dehumidifiers protect family health. 

Damp basements and crawl spaces are ideal environments for mold, allergens and respiratory irritants. Unfortunately, these tiny invaders do not stay put; they travel throughout your home. A basement dehumidifier eliminates mold spores, mildew, dander and irritants, making your home a haven from allergens.

Moisture Control From Blue Umbrella

Whether your concerns are for comfort or family health, you can rely on the dehumidification experts at Blue Umbrella Waterproofing. Owner Steve Karlik and his team pinpoint moisture problems and offer practical, comprehensive solutions that last. We install quality AprilAire residential dehumidifiers designed to remove moisture from high-humidity areas like crawl spaces and basements. These AprilAire units deliver commercial performance for your home, with advantages like these:

  • ENERGY STAR® rating that saves you money
  • MERV-13 filtration to remove dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, bacteria & other allergens
  • Efficient moisture removal (up to 70 pints per day) 
  • Perfect sizing for small areas like basements & crawl spaces
  • Installation options like risers & ducting 
  • Auto-restart feature
  • Industry-leading 6-year warranty

Consider installing an AprilAire dehumidifier even if you have already had your basement waterproofed. This extra step helps ensure year-round moisture removal while preventing unpleasant growth of mold, mildew and odors from affecting health conditions. Request a free, in-home estimate for dehumidifier installation or call 908.432.8858 to schedule basement waterproofing in Union County and beyond today!

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