Every year it seems that the summer in New Jersey just gets hotter and more humid. You may notice that you simply feel stickier, have a hard time fully drying off after a shower, or your hair doesn’t stay smooth and instead frizzes up.
You might have already given up hope that you’ll ever be fully comfortable at home during the summer again and are contemplating getting yet another haircut or purchasing a different air conditioner. While a new air conditioner might definitely help (especially if it’s energy efficient and properly sized), if the main issue in your home is with humidity and that stuffy feeling, then you also need to focus on improving indoor air quality.
Reasons for Poor Indoor Air Quality During the Summer Months
Many homeowners across the greater Cherry Hill area only open their windows occasionally during the spring and fall, but otherwise, during the summer and winter, the windows in their homes are tightly shut. This obviously helps to keep conditioned air inside, while keeping the heat or cold from the outdoors out. Unfortunately, it can make the inside of your home feel stuffy and negatively affect indoor air quality.
Combat Summer Discomfort with Mechanical Ventilation Solutions
Installing a mechanical ventilation system like an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) in your home will help to provide fresh air. It’ll also remove stale, humid air from your home. Since summer air is already full of moisture, regular household activities like showering, doing the laundry, or running the dishwasher only contribute to humidity levels. In many homes, a mechanical ventilation system will be enough to control humidity and improve indoor air quality.
However, if you’re experiencing high levels of humidity and someone in your household suffers from asthma or other respiratory issues, then your home may require a whole-home dehumidifier. Unlike portable dehumidifiers that can be useful in one room, a whole-home dehumidifier will reduce moisture levels throughout all living areas.
Benefits of a Whole-Home Dehumidifier
Installing a dehumidifier will reduce humidity throughout your home, which is particularly important during the NJ summers. In addition, you’ll also experience:
- Greater comfort
Your home will feel cooler without the extra moisture in the air.
- Improved indoor air quality
High humidity can make it difficult to breathe and can breed mold and other indoor air quality threats, so by reducing humidity you’ll stay healthier.
- Enhanced home durability
Mold thrives in moist environments. By decreasing humidity, you’ll avoid mold growth and prevent it from damaging your home’s structure.
Stay Comfortable & Healthy with Help from Allied Energy Efficiency Experts
Avoid having the inside of your home feel as humid and stuffy as it often feels outside. Our team of experts will help you find the right mechanical ventilation or dehumidification solution to keep you comfortable and healthy.
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