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Healthy Home Blueprint: The AprilAire Whole-House Dehumidifier

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High humidity is a breeding ground for indoor air pollutants that can cause harm to your Healthy Home and overall wellness. Allergy and asthma symptoms like stuffy nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, and difficulty breathing are common with high humidity. 

The Health Risks Associated With High Humidity 

Airborne viruses like influenza thrive in excess moisture, which is why the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommends keeping your home’s humidity inside a Healthy Humidity range of 40% and 60%1. 

With an AprilAire Whole-House Dehumidifier, you can reduce the number of viable viruses in the air to less than 1% in 2 days when the dehumidifier is set to 50%2.

Benefits of an AprilAire Whole-House Dehumidifier 

By installing an AprilAire Whole-House Dehumidifier, you can stay protected from the effects of mold, viruses, and other irritants, including dust mites, by reducing moisture.  

As Dr. Jeffrey Miller notes, “People can’t easily distinguish between 40 to 60 percent</ humidity, but for a dust mite that’s life and death.”  

With AprilAire, you can count on humidity control that helps manage: 

  • Dust Mites 
  • Mold Spores 
  • Mildew 
  • Odors 
  • Energy Costs 
  • House Damage 
  • Airborne Viruses 


AprilAire Whole-House Dehumidifiers, Energy Costs, and Your Home 

Not only can high humidity levels cause health complications due to the increase in indoor air pollutants like dust mites and mold spores, but it can also cost you money on energy. 

Your air conditioner is able to pull some moisture out of the air, which lends itself to cooling the air you and your family enjoy during hot, humid weather. However, when you incorporate an AprilAire Whole-House Dehumidifier into the mix, you’re relieving those duties from your air conditioner, allowing it to focus more on cooling the air. 

While running two units simultaneously may seem like it should drive energy costs up, what happens is that those two units actually run more efficiently because they’re working in sync with each other. And not just that, drier air actually feels cooler than hot, humid air, meaning you can turn the temperature up a few degrees using an AprilAire Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat and save energy simply by not having to run your air conditioner as often. 

Utilizing an AprilAire Whole-House Dehumidifier can also help protect your house itself. High humidity can cause wood to warp or rot, paint to peel, and insects to find comfortable new homes thanks to excess moisture. 

Healthy Home Dos & Don’ts 

Take a look at some surefire ways you can continue to protect your home from excess moisture created by high humidity levels! 

DO: Install an AprilAire Whole-House Dehumidifier to fight back against high humidity 

AprilAire Whole-House Dehumidifiers offer easy, programmable solutions via their accompanying thermostats, offering greater control of your humidity throughout the day. 

DON’T: Neglect the warning signs 

Be on the lookout for water stains on walls or ceilings, rooms with poor ventilation, frequent condensation on windows, black spots on walls, and even a must or mildew odor. 

DO: Aim to keep your humidity between 40% and 60% 

The ideal humidity range for your Healthy Home is between 40% and 60%1. If your indoor humidity is outside of this range, your Indoor Air Quality could be at risk. 

DON’T: Forget to clean or replace your filter regularly 

AprilAire Whole-House Dehumidifiers come with a filter to help create clean, breathable air in your home. Follow instructions in your owner’s manual regarding how often to clean or replace to maximize the effectiveness of your system. 

Final Thoughts 

Keep your cool without the allergy and asthma irritants. AprilAire Whole-House Dehumidifiers are a great Healthy Home solution for those in particularly humid climates who wish to enjoy the benefits of improved Indoor Air Quality as well as lower energy costs and less property damage caused by high humidity. 

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1While balanced humidity exists between 40 and 60%, it’s important to remember that outdoor temperature and other home factors will impact what relative humidity level is attainable and recommended for your house. Talk with your AprilAire Healthy Air Professional to learn more. 

2Casanova LM et al, Effects of Air Temperature and Relative Humidity on Coronavirus Survival on Surfaces, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, April 2010, p. 2712-2717 

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