Whole house dehumidifiers are the answer if you live in a state with high humidity, or have a home that has excess humidity for one reason or another. Dehumidifiers are relatively easy to install, are very low maintenance, and help you maintain a desirable humidity level in your home.
A fan in the dehumidifier pulls in air from the surrounding area. When the air touches the cooling coils, the moisture is pulled from the air by lowering the temperature.
A dehumidifier can help with other pesky problems, including:
- That ‘hot and sticky’ feeling inside your home
- Pest problems
- Mold and mildew growth
You can minimize humidity with air conditioning, since they de-humidify the air as part of the cooling process, but your a/c will only help so much. You can connect it inline with your existing HVAC system, or purchase a portable dehumidifier and move it around to the places in your house that you have the most trouble with (basements and crawl spaces can be unusually humid).
Types of Dehumidifiers
There are two ways that you can utilize dehumidifiers in your home.
- An in-line dehumidifier is installed to work with your existing HVAC system. It dehumidifies the air as it flows back and forth through your air ducts.
- Portable dehumidifiers need no installation—just plug them in and go. No matter which system you choose, a dehumidifier will take over where your air conditioner leaves off, ensuring you have a comfortable humidity level throughout your home.
Approximate Costs of Dehumidifiers
Portable dehumidifiers can average from $300-$1,200 or more depending on capacity and features, where whole-house dehumidifiers range from $2,500 to $6000 and up depending on the quality of the unit you select, the labor and materials required, and any additional costs for delivery, to prepare the site, mobilization, and cleanup.
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