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Whole-house vs portable dehumidifiers
Do I Need A Whole-House Dehumidifier?
      Thats a good question, let us help you find the answer.

It is no secret that North & South Carolina can be quite humid at times, some would even say almost unbearable. You always hear people say that high humidity causes the discomfort not the heat. That may be something of an oversimplification however the fact remains that a humid home is not going to be a comfortable one. High humidity levels inhibit the evaporation of the sweat on skin, which is the body’s natural cooling process.

And discomfort is not the only issue that may be caused by high humidity levels. Your home and the health of your family  may also be put at risk. That is why you must learn to recognize the signs that you need a whole-house dehumidifier.


What to Look Out For

In addition to general discomfort and tactile stickiness, you should keep an eye out for wet spots on your walls or carpeting. The humidity in the air may actually be high enough to lead to water staining.

You should also pay attention to the warping of your wooden floorboards and/or wooden furniture. When wood is exposed to overly humid conditions, it can warp. It can also rot, too, so don’t ignore the signs of wood rot on your property.

Are your allergies and/or asthma symptoms acting up? Pollutants can actually cling to the humidity in the air more than they would in dry air. That can lead to the aggravation of such conditions.

Remember too that biological pollutants can also thrive in very humid conditions. If you or anyone in your home is getting sick more frequently, or if you can see the early indicators of mold growth, using a dehumidifier is advisable.

A whole-house dehumidifier is more effective, efficient, and far more convenient than portable models are. However, they do require professional installations and servicing.


If you have questions about using a whole-house dehumidifier in your home or you would like us to come out for a free estimate and help you determine which one is right for you, you can email us at dortonsheating@aol.com or give us a call at 704-226-0900


Example illustration of a whole-house dehumidifier ducted into homes HVAC system.


Healthy Climate whole-house dehumidifier by Lennox.