Maintaining proper humidity levels is one of the most important steps in protecting a home and its contents. Mold growth can lead to costly remediation projects that may not be covered by homeowner insurance policies. Excess moisture in the home can cause damage to wood floors, furniture, artwork, electronics, and the overall structure of the home. It can also provide a breeding ground for cockroaches, termites, and other damaging pests.
Moisture in the home comes from many sources: people, pets, plants, cooking, washing, ground water, and outdoor air infiltration. Dehumidifiers are vital for humidity control, especially in areas where humidity can rise above 50%. Santa Fe Whole House Ventilating Dehumidifiers are installed as part of a home’s HVACDTM system and will properly maintain humidity levels throughout the house year round, regardless of outdoor weather conditions or internal moisture loads.
Interested in learning more about the science behind indoor air quality? Visit the FAQ page for a detailed explanation of how temperature, dew point, and relative humidity all impact the comfort of your home. Also, see how dehumidification and ventilation work together to promote a healthy environment for you and your family.