How Much Money Will I Save With A Humidity Control System?
Whole House Humidifier
A whole house humidifier offers indirect cost savings benefits, including:
- Preserving your home’s wood flooring, trim and instruments
- Helping you avoid viruses and trips to the doctor.
They also have a direct impact on your home’s heating costs. A humidifier will actually help you feel warmer at a cooler temperature. This means that you can lower your thermostat a couple of degrees without sacrificing comfort, and you should notice a direct savings on your heating bills.
Whole House Dehumidifier
A dehumidifier can be a cost saver in many ways. Anyone who has had to pay for mold remediation knows how expensive that process can be; adding a dehumidifier can help to avoid that costly situation. Minimizing allergies and asthma means paying for fewer prescriptions and doctor visits.
In addition, one of the most direct savings you will notice with a dehumidifier is a lower cooling bill. More than 80% of your air conditioner’s job in the summer is to remove humidity so it can drop a degree. Without a dehumidifier, your air conditioner must work harder to pull the humidity out of the air before it can cool. The drier the air, the faster the home will decrease in temperature.
With a dehumidifier, homeowners can raise their thermostat temperature and still feel comfortable when the humidity is controlled. Adding a dehumidifier humidifier helps you reduce your cooling bills by up to 25%.