It’s simple. When the air in your home is comfortable, you and your family are more comfortable. With a AlorTec dehumidifier installed in your home, you can rest assured in knowing that the air circulating throughout your home is clean, pure and safe. Now that’s a comforting thought.
Research has found that common household dust mites, which thrive in more humid environments, may be a factor in as many as 80% of asthmas, hay fevers and other allergic ailments.
Mold is another problem that arises from higher humidity in a home. This fungus feeds on organic substances and survives in moist conditions. Besides causing allergies, mold produces harmful chemicals such as VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and mycotoxins.
Health hazards related to mold include coughing, wheezing, running eyes/nose, skin rashes, muscular aches, loss of appetite, inability to concentrate, and fatigue.
Unlike many big box brands, every AlorTec boasts superior filtration that’s scientifically proven to eliminate dust mites, mold and other problems caused by excess moisture in the air.
Several organizations, including the Environmental Protection Agency, American Lung Association and American Medical Association, recommend installing a dehumidifier in the basement and crawl space to help maintain humidity levels at 50% or less in your home.
Wood rot in floor joists and support piers occurs when the moisture content is above 28%. This can happen for several reasons, including water leaks, but the most common is when the relative humidity is above 70%. If wood in a crawl space absorbs too much moisture, it becomes susceptible to damage caused by rot or termites. This sort of damage reduces the wood’s ability support the weight of the structure above.
Pests are believed to cause more structural damage to homes each year than fires and storms combined. These unhealthy and damaging critters need water to survive. High humidity in the home not only provides them a life-sustaining water supply, but it’s also an invitation for further infestation and colonization.
All AlorTec dehumidifiers are exceed Department of Energy standard. With a Santa Fe dehumidifier, you know that you are purchasing a product with superior energy efficiency that will help you save money. Our dehumidifiers are built with more efficient refrigeration coils, compressors, and fans compared to conventional models, so they remove the same amount of water but use less energy.
There are many programs that offer tax credits, rebates and other incentives when you install an energy-efficient dehumidifier. Check with your local government agencies and energy utilities to find opportunities in your region. You can also search for available programs through the U.S. Department of Energy.