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It’s no secret that humidity levels in Arlington, Virginia, can be excessive. While your air conditioner does a good job of removing indoor humidity, there’s another solution that can enhance your home’s overall comfort and prolong your AC system’s life: whole-home dehumidification. Here are just a few reasons to invest in a whole-home dehumidifier.

Eliminate Musty Smells

Moisture contributes to microbial growth, which can cause your home to smell musty. Excess humidity is a breeding ground for fungi, which release smelly gases that your furniture, clothes, curtains, and walls absorb. If you’ve noticed musty smells in your basement, laundry room, crawl spaces or closets, installing a whole-home dehumidifier will help.

Reduce Dust Mite Growth

Dust mites thrive in moist conditions. They’re most active when humidity levels peak. While these creepy crawlies may be invisible to the naked eye, they’re always lurking in your bed linens, mattress, curtains, carpets and other fabrics. While you can’t eliminate them completely, you can reduce the likelihood of dust mites breeding by keeping your home dry.

Promote Overall Comfort

A dry home is a comfortable home. When your home has excess moisture in the air, the environment feels damp and uncomfortable. It can cause you to sweat or even have difficulty breathing. This moisture can also damage items in your home if left unchecked. A whole-home dehumidifier keeps the humidity at comfortable levels, promoting a healthy indoor environment you’ll always want to come home to.

Reduce Condensation

Taking a shower, cooking and other normal activities cause condensation, which is moisture that appears as steam on mirrors or windows. When a home has too much condensation, wood shrinks, wallpaper peels and damp patches show up on the walls, resulting in costly damage. Although condensation can take a while to result in a noticeable problem, a whole-home dehumidifier can ward off the issue before you spot early signs.

Promote a healthy, comfortable indoor environment with a whole-home dehumidifier from Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Call us at 703-763-0399 to set up a service appointment. We’re here to help you enhance your comfort.

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