In the Quad Cities, it can be in the 50s one day and in the 90s just a couple of days later. The effect is jarring, and a good reminder every season comes with its own heating and cooling needs to keep us safe and comfortable. While temperatures in the 90s are unusual for May, it is a reminder summer will be here before we know it, along with prolonged stretches of warmer weather and sometimes severe heatwaves.
Air conditioning is the most obvious solution to a safe and comfortable home, but another important solution for your home is a quality dehumidifier. We love the Aprilaire dehumidifiers and we keep a stockpile of them because they sell like hotcakes when it gets warm outside.
The truth is your air conditioner is only a partial solution to the heat. As This Old House reports, “A dehumidifier can help reduce the humidity levels in your home, preventing harmful bacteria and allergens from collecting in your living areas.”
A dehumidifier is about much more than comfort, it is about keeping you and your family healthy. As Bob Vila reports, “symptoms like a stuffy nose, watery eyes, difficulty breathing (wheezing), and other respiratory problems may be early tip-offs to the presence of a mold colony.” That is bad for us, our families, and our pets.
A portable dehumidifier is great for a storage room or as a temporary fix, but a whole-house dehumidifier like the Aprilaire is the way to go for a long-term solution to keep you comfortable and healthy. If you have any questions about the Aprilaire, reach out to us, we are happy to help.