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Why You Should Invest in a Dehumidifier

Why You Should Invest in a Dehumidifier

We can bet that, over the years, these words have escaped your mouth more than a few times: “Why is New Jersey so humid?” While there’s nothing we can really do about the outdoor humidity, there’s no reason that gross feeling should follow you inside your home, especially because there are systems available to prevent that.

What Causes a Humid Home?

Your home can feel humid for a number of reasons: an oversized AC, water leaks, drafts in your windows or doors, or even someone taking a hot shower that produces a lot of steam.

There are plenty of reasons you should invest in a home dehumidifier this summer — your comfort being one of them.

Why You Should Invest in a Dehumidifier

Humidity Feels Gross

At the very least, humidity feels icky. It’s bad enough to feel sweaty and sticky outside, but no one wants to feel that way inside their own home. Dehumidifiers remove any excess moisture from inside your home so you can feel cool and comfortable from the moment you walk inside.

High Humidity Causes Allergies

Too much moisture can allow mold and mildew to grow inside your home — and we all know how dangerous that can be to breathe in. Even if the mold isn’t heavily dangerous, it can cause a big flare of allergies and create other health problems for your family. Investing in a dehumidifier can help protect against that scary scenario.

High Humidity Can Damage Your Home

All that extra moisture in the air can wreak havoc on your home itself. High humidity can rot your wood fixtures and furniture, cause water-damage spots on your walls and ceilings, warp your hardwood floors, and even cause paintings to become disfigured or damaged.

It’s especially important to invest in a dehumidifier if your home contains a lot of wood fixtures or decor since we doubt you’d want any of it harmed.

Dehumidifiers Can Lower Your Energy Costs

Since they remove excess moisture from your home, dehumidifiers help your AC in keeping your home cool and comfortable, allowing it to not work as hard as it would otherwise. When the two systems work together, you can sometimes benefit from utility savings.

Keep Your Home Cool with Gold Medal

Don’t suffer through the summer with high humidity. The experts at Gold Medal Service can help you combat humidity issues and keep your home comfortable and safe all summer long.

For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 732.365.3199.