Reduce Health Risks With Santa Fe Dehumidifiers
How Does High Humidity in Your Home Negatively Impact Your Health?
Too much moisture in the air of your home provides the perfect environment for the growth of mold and dust mites. These can trigger asthma attacks and contribute to allergies, headaches, and respiratory problems. Santa Fe Dehumidifiers greatly reduce the risks of these serious health issues.
How Dehumidifiers Improve Your Health
The health and well-being of your family is paramount and the role that moisture plays in indoor air quality can have a major impact. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, health problems associated with poor indoor air quality include eye irritation, allergies, headaches, and respiratory ailments, such as asthma. These problems can be directly related to the presence of mold, high volatile organic compound (VOC) levels, and dust mite infestations in the home. The most recognized and effective solutions to address these health issues include moisture control and ventilation.
Designed to work with your home’s HVAC system, a Santa Fe whole-house ventilating dehumidifier brings in fresh, filtered outdoor air. This process dilutes allergens and contaminants, all while dehumidifying the entire home to maintain a set relative humidity (RH) level. With superior MERV-13 filtration, a Santa Fe whole house ventilating dehumidifier can remove 90% of the common outdoor allergens.
Crawl spaces that are not closed and using a commercial-grade dehumidifier can experience excessive dampness and musty odors due to the rainfall, infiltration, and the cool temperatures. This polluted air below the house will eventually move to the rest of the house, often times carrying odors, contributing to poor indoor air quality and causing uncomfortably high humidity levels. Studies show that as much as 50 percent of the air in a home comes from these below-grade areas.
Vented crawl spaces are often plagued by high humidity that makes its way into your home, making the living environment uncomfortable. Santa Fe portable dehumidifiers control the moisture in your unvented crawl space to help ensure you are comfortable in your home.
What Causes Asthma + Allergies?
The most common indoor and outdoor allergy triggers include pollen, mold spores, dust mite and cockroach allergens, and animal / rodent dander. Allergies are a common health hazard connected with elevated levels of indoor humidity as well. The immune system in our body reacts with allergens around us and develops undesirable symptoms. Dust mites, mold, and mildew are among the most common allergens that cause allergies.
Exposure to house dust containing mite allergens typically causes sneezing, nasal stuffiness, runny nose, and itchy / watery eyes, but can also trigger asthma attacks.
House dust allergies are particularly important to control because the symptoms are year-round rather than seasonal like pollen allergies. Research has shown that reducing mite allergen levels in the home can lead to an improvement in allergic symptoms and a reduction in medication requirements.
Mold is a fungus that feeds on organic substances and survives in moist conditions. Besides causing allergies, they emit harmful chemicals such as volatile organic compounds (VOC) and mycotoxins.
Health hazards related to mold are coughing, wheezing, runny nose, watery eyes, skin rashes, muscular aches, loss of appetite, inability to concentrate, and fatigue.