High indoor humidity can have all kinds of effects on your health and your home. In the summer in St. Louis, when the humidity can get really high, your best defense is a dehumidifier. Although a portable dehumidifier might seem like the easiest option, a whole house unit comes with many of its own benefits. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of whole house dehumidifiers vs. portable dehumidifiers?
The benefits of a whole house dehumidifier far outweigh those of a portable unit. Not only are they easier to operate and maintain, but they are also much more effective at dehumidifying your home. If the price of installing a whole house unit is a problem, and you only want to dehumidify one room in your home, then a portable unit might be right for you. In all other scenarios, we recommend installing a whole house unit and enjoying the benefits of a humidity-controlled home.
If you have any questions about whole house dehumidifiers vs. portable dehumidifiers, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Louis heating and cooling company.