Indoor Air Quality
Are you plagued with high humidity levels in your home? Are you looking for a solution to make your home comfortable? There are many options available today. Below, we compare whole home ventilation systems such as EZ-Breathe and dehumidifiers.
Not just about comfort
Humidity affects more than your physical comfort levels. It also affects indoor air quality. High humidity encourages the growth of mold and the propagation of dust mites. Both of these are known allergens that can cause allergic reactions or worsen asthma symptoms. If you want to have a healthier and more comfortable home, you will have to deal with the humidity levels in your home.
If you’re trying to decide between having a whole home ventilation system or dehumidifier installed, consider the following:
- Dealing with moisture
Both a dehumidifier and the whole home ventilation system will be effective at controlling the humidity levels in the home. This will in turn reduce the occurrence of dust mites and prevent a mold infestation.
- Dealing with mold and mildew
Both dehumidifiers and whole home ventilation systems will help to prevent mold infestations by controlling humidity levels in the home. However, a whole home ventilation system will get rid of mold spores that are already in the air. This will prevent mold infestations in the long term. It will also help to reduce allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
- Dealing with toxic fumes
There are many sources of air borne toxins in the home. These include paints, solvents, cleaning supplies, upholstery and furniture. These are well known sources of volatile organic compounds that can cause serious health problems.
Dehumidifiers do not get rid of these toxins. Whole home ventilation systems remove contaminated air from within the home and replace it with fresh air from the outside.
- Heat condensation
Heat condensation leads to increased humidity within the home. This leads to infestations by mold and encourages the propagation of dust mites. Both dehumidifiers and whole home ventilation systems can help to deal with heat condensation.
Saving money and improving indoor air quality
Whole home ventilation systems are clearly more superior to dehumidifiers. However, for many homeowners, it all comes down to the cost.
If you want to save money in the long term, a whole home ventilation system would be the best option. Instead of buying many dehumidifiers for every room that needs moisture control, you’ll only invest in a single system. This system will use much less energy to achieve a comfortable and healthy indoor environment compared to the many dehumidifiers you would need to achieve the same results.