Lately there’s been a lot of chatter on the Internet about the pros and cons of using a dehumidification system during the cold months of winter – with many folks not at all convinced the benefits outweigh the energy costs.
Dehumidification System Misinformation
Because they believe dehumidifiers inherently have limited effectiveness at lower temperatures, many so-called experts claim dehumidifiers don’t really serve any useful purpose in the winter months.
There may be some truth here, but only as it would apply to box store, low-end, consumer-grade, dehumidifiers.
Your basement or crawlspace is the perfect environment for higher humidity levels (even in those winter months), and your standard, store-bought dehumidifier just doesn’t have the chops to get the job done – summer or winter!
So, if the air in your crawlspace only warms to about 50°F sometimes, and the humidity level is just above 60%, you’ve got the ‘perfect’ environment for dehumidification. But the “experts” appear to be suggesting there’s no other way to lower the humidity levels.
Truth be told about dehumidification systems
What if there was a dehumidifier that could work around the clock, 24-7, 365 days a year?
What if that dehumidifier could ensure healthy humidity levels year ‘round (which also just happens to reduce the risk of mold growth), and is energy efficient, to boot?
What much of the internet chatter isn’t telling us is that professionally installed, commercial-grade, built-to-last, dehumidifiers can do all of that, and more.
Here’s How Dehumidications Systems work
To ensure your humidity levels stay in the appropriate range, TermiGuard’s commercial-grade dehumidification systems work effectively at temperatures as low as 35°F. When the built in humidistat (like a thermostat, but measures humidity instead of temperature) detects a spike in the humidity it automatically kicks on and get’s to work lowering the humidity to healthy levels, but only if and when required!
The American Lung Association reports…
“People tend to feel more comfortable when the relative humidity is between 35-50%. High levels
of humidity can cause problems, such as a room to feel stuffy and for biological contaminants
to thrive (American Lung Association).”**
Biological contaminants like mold?
But you don’t need to worry – we’ve got you covered.
We’d just set the humidistat for 47% on your professionally installed, commercial-grade TermiGuard dehumidifier, and when the humidity dropped to that level, it would simply shut itself off – automatically – saving you energy and money!
Too easy, right?
Yeah, we think so too! Our moisture control plans will help your home stay dry.