One of the primary complaints people have in the winter is that the air is too dry. In the summer, you get the opposite – excessively humid, sticky air! Overly humid air can do more than make your home uncomfortable – mold, mildew and dust mites thrive in warm, humid atmospheres, irritating allergy symptoms and generally worsening your home’s indoor air quality. Your air conditioner will provide some dehumidification, but the best thing to do if you have excessive humidity in your home is to call James A. Wheat & Sons to install a dehumidifier in Maryland!
Humidity can come from all sorts of places – hot summer air is only one source! Common factors that influence humidity levels are:
Dehumidifiers can reduce humidity levels in your home, providing numerous benefits including:
Improved indoor air quality – in addition to making the air in your home feel sticky and muggy, excessive humidity creates the ideal environment for dust mites, mold and mildew to thrive. Mold, mildew and dust mites can all exacerbate allergies and asthma symptoms. For best results, set your dehumidifier so it keeps the humidity in your home between 30% and 50%.
Improved cooling– have you ever heard someone talk about how “it’s 90 F, but that’s all dry heat?” What they mean is the lack of humidity makes the air feel cooler even if it’s hot outside – think Arizona heat instead of Maryland or Washington, DC heat. Installing a dehumidifier can make your home feel cooler by pulling heat-retaining moisture out of the air.
When properly used and maintained, a reliable dehumidifier can last as long as 15 years. When it’s time for dehumidifier replacement, call James A. Wheat & Sons! Our dehumidifier replacement experts can quickly and easily set you up with a dehumidifier that’s even more efficient and reliable than your old one.
James A. Wheat & Sons, Inc. is a family owned and locally operated business that has been serving residential, commercial and industrial customers in Montgomery County, Maryland (MD) and NW Washington, DC since 1978. For two generations, our HVAC company has been striving to provide plumbing, heating and air conditioning services that exceed your expectations.
Customer service, professionally trained plumbing and HVAC technicians, and hard work are the reasons our customers continue to use our company for all of their heating, cooling and plumbing needs. Our website will provide you with valuable information as to the type of services we provide, products we offer and helpful tips that can save you money, including manufacturer recalls to make sure your home is safe and comfortable.
Whether you have a plumbing emergency or want to schedule a routine check-up for your HVAC system, our team of trained technicians is here to help – day or night. Customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC have come to rely on James A. Wheat & Sons for all their plumbing, heating and air conditioning needs because as a local, full-service plumbing and HVAC company, we can handle any and all of their problems in a time-sensitive fashion and at an affordable rate.
If you want to improve your home’s comfort by installing a dehumidifier, or if you’re ready to replace your existing dehumidifier, call James A. Wheat & Sons today!