Humidity. The word itself usually conjures up thoughts of sweating through hot days. Humidity on its own isn’t necessarily bad—extreme dry air can also create problems. But when the relative humidity of the air rises above 60%, the amount of moisture in the air can lead to many issues.
But you have an air conditioner in your house, so that should take care of the humidity, right? We have some bad news there: a central air conditioning system can help keep your house cool, even on humid days, but it isn’t actually a dehumidifier. It does remove some moisture from the air as it runs (which is why you hear dripping water from its cabinet), but not enough to make a difference. If you want balanced humidity for your home, you’ll need to have professionals install a whole-house dehumidifier.
There are four major benefits of having whole-house dehumidification: