How to Choose the Best Dehumidifier For Your Home

Make Your Home More Comfortable—and Safer—with a Dehumidifier

Because of its location in the interior of the country, Missouri has been known to experience extreme temperatures—and that includes excessive humidity. Humidity (that is the amount of water vapor in the air) is uncomfortable because it holds moisture to our bodies, preventing us from cooling down properly. It basically means your sweat has nowhere to go.

You know the feeling—it’s hot and sticky and quite unpleasant. It’s frustrating, too. Particularly, when you feel as though you can’t escape that humid feeling in your own home.

Fortunately, there are solutions. One of the best ways to combat humidity in the home is a dehumidifier.

What is a Dehumidifier?

This appliance reduces and maintains the level of humidity in the air—for comfort, but also for health. That’s because many common allergy triggers thrive in a humid environment. If you (or someone in your family) suffers from dust mites, mildew, or other indoor allergens, a dehumidifier may be a game-changer.

Put simply, dehumidifiers make breathing easier. They can also help reduce odors that often accompany mold and mildew in a home. That “musty smell” that is not only undesired but also an allergy trigger in its own right can be dramatically reduced.

There’s also a protective element to running a dehumidifier. By helping reduce humid conditions, a dehumidifier can help to protect furniture and belongings from mildew and rot. If you have a basement in which you’ve seen humidity-related damage, then a dehumidifier may be a valuable addition that can help you protect your belongings.

Choosing a Whole House Dehumidifier

In order to get the maximum benefit, many are considering whole-house dehumidifiers as opposed to portable ones. With a whole-house dehumidifier, you have the ability to control humidity throughout the entire home. The dehumidifier is also more aesthetically pleasing—located out of sight and with a lower sound level.

At Adams, we install Aprilaire whole-house dehumidifiers and basement dehumidifiers. Aprilaire has a long history of helping families improve the comfort level and health of their home by controlling their indoor air quality.

In fact, delivering healthy air has been the mission of Research Products Corporation, the parent company of Aprilaire, since 1938. The company’s reputation as an innovator was solidified in 1954 with the introduction of the first truly effective whole-home dehumidifier.

According to the company, the top reasons to invest in an Aprilaire dehumidifier:

  1. Protection: Remove odors and get better protection against mold and mildew
  2. Durability: Designed for heavy usage in damp basements and long life, including a 5-year, all-inclusive warranty
  3. Convenience: No more regular dumping out musty water
  4. Made in the USA

If you’re dealing with odors, comfort concerns, or even health worries, and you’re interested in the professional installation of a whole-house dehumidifier, then we invite you to connect with us to find out more. You deserve peace of mind that your home is both a safe and comfortable place to live.