Page 2 - Whole Home Dehumidifiers

There is no practical way to eliminate all molds indoors; the way to control
indoor mold growth is to control moisture.”
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mold only needs a few simple things to grow and multiply:
Moisture
Nutrients (food)
Of these, controlling excess moisture is the key to preventing and stopping
indoor mold growth
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Minnesota Department of Health
Controlling excess humidity is essential
for health, comfort and energy savings.
Bacteria
Viruses
Fungi
Mites
Allergic Rhinitis & Asthma
Optimum Range Too Moist
30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Percent relative humidity
Source: ASHRAE, Adapted from Sterlinget al., 1985
Data released by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
demonstrates that keepingrelative humidity in the optimum humidity zone limits the effects of many
unwanted conditions.
Protect Your Comfort.
It’s easy to identify those hot and sticky days when your home is unbearable
without a central air conditioner. But there are also key times of the year when
humidity levels are high enough to make you feel uncomfortable, even at
moderate temperatures when the air conditioner is not running. Days when:
Your basement is damp and musty-smelling, even with your
air conditioner running.
The temperature is at the thermostat set point or below, but you still
feel uncomfortable.
You get a clammy feeling or suffer from sleepless or restless nights.
You use blankets to keep warm in the middle of the summer.
Only a dedicated dehumidifier can effectively reduce excess moisture
without overcooling your home—and you!
Save Energy.
Using a dedicated central dehumidifier along with air conditioning, can save
energy.The dehumidifier is designed to remove moisture from the air while the air
conditioner is designed to remove the heat. Simply increase your thermostat by 3
to 5 degrees, set your dehumidifier to 59% RH, and be more comfortable!
Never again over-cool your home to remove moisture from the air.
Protect Your Home.
Molds thrive in high humidity conditions. Wood floorings, cabinets and furniture
also suffer from warpage and structural damage. Remove the worry and protect
your home with an Aprilaire dehumidifier that guards against excess moisture.
Never again touch a surface in your home that is wet with condensation—a
breeding ground for mold.
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Protect Your Health.
Allergens, like molds, thrive in relative humidity conditions above 60%, leading
to a variety of aliments including asthma, allergies and respiratory infections. Dust
mites, the leading cause of allergies, thrive in homes with high relative humidity.
Aprilaire high capacity central dehumidifiers offer you protection from the spread
of mold and other allergens.