Dehumidifiers by Santa FeHealthy indoor air solutions by Unique indoor Comfort

Dust mites live in upholstered furniture, carpets and mattresses. Dust mites must absorb the moisture that they need from the air. If the relative humidity is below 50 percent, they perish. But, as humidity levels rise, their appetites increase. This is significant because their fecal material is the source of the dominant dust mite allergen. 90% of people who experience allergy-based sensitivities react to the dust mite allergen.

Once produced, the allergens settle into fabrics and carpet. People come into contact with the allergen after vacuuming, dusting, or making beds have stirred-up the area and caused the allergen to become airborne. Due to its size and shape, the allergen remains airborne only briefly.

Molds require only high humidity and food. They are plentiful in humid climates. Cooler surfaces create a perfect breeding area for mold because the relative humidity at the surface is near 100%.

People react to the mold's spores or to mycotoxins (a toxin) released by the mold. Unlike the dust mite allergen, mold spores remain airborne for long periods of time and are always present in outdoor air. Most mold spores measure 5-10 microns in size and can be filtered from the air with the proper filter media. Mold can be eliminated in the home by using dehumidifiers, which prevents cooler surfaces from becoming damp.

  • Dehumidifiers by AprilaireIncreased Comfort - Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air, delivering fresh, filtered air in the home.
  • Energy Savings - Less moisture in the home reduces the strain on your air conditioner and also allows you to set your thermostat higher to run your air conditioner less.
  • Minimal Maintenance - Dehumidifiers automatically drain themselves and only require an air filter to be changed once per year.
  • Integrated Solution - Dehumidifiers can remove moisture evenly throughout the entire home or focus specifically on problem areas that could lead to costly renovations.
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Unlike portable units, Honeywell whole-house dehumidiers provide unobtrusive, quiet and efficient operation.
  • Perfect for Larger Homes - up to 3,600 square feet
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