As we enter the month of March, that means early spring is right around the corner. This time of the year can often be chaotic, and with everything going on, it’s wise to think ahead now about using a whole-home dehumidifier. When humidity levels in your home are high, it affects your IAQ (indoor air quality) as well as your comfort inside your house. With a dehumidifier, you can experience increased ease while keeping an optimal balance within your living space. High humidity can be uncomfortable and detrimental to your health, so let Five Star Heating & Cooling Dayton introduce you to the concept of whole-home dehumidifiers. We’ll walk you through everything that you need to know about them! 


If you’re not sure how your home could benefit from utilizing a dehumidifier, try keeping an eye out for the following signs:   

  • If you detect musty or rancid odors in your home, it is likely that the humidity level has risen to an uncomfortable point. 
  • If you spot mold or mildew anywhere, it is a sure sign that the humidity in your air is at an unacceptable level. This excessive moisture creates the ideal habitat for these contaminants to spread and thrive. 
  • If you’ve observed water or vapor stains reoccurring on surfaces in your home (e.g., walls and ceilings), understand this as a sign that something else is at play. 
  • Be on the lookout for warped ceilings, walls, wood trim, or furniture that is beginning to buckle.  
  • Condensation on windows and doors is a sure sign of too much humidity in the air, so if you’re seeing this, it’s likely time to take action. 
  • If you have a basement in your home, and if the area often feels damp, then the humidity level is most likely too elevated. 


A dehumidifier is the perfect device to reduce levels of humidity and restore balance in your home’s air quality. It detects dampness in the air, draws it inside with a fan, and then purifies and cools it as it passes through its internal coils. The result? A healthier living environment free from excessive moisture! This process leads to the separation of moisture from the air and its storage in the dehumidifier’s reservoir. Subsequently, balanced air is released back into your home, where it can be circulated once again. As a result, you now have an optimized environment with improved air quality in your dwelling! 


  • HEALTH BENEFITS: We all recognize the deleterious effects of mold and mildew on our health. However, high humidity in our homes serves as an ideal environment for these microorganisms to propagate. Consequently, it is important that we strive to maintain superior indoor air quality (IAQ) to ensure optimal well-being. To ensure a healthier and safer environment, it is essential to keep airborne contaminants at bay. Particularly for those with respiratory-related health issues such as asthma or allergies, these pollutants can be especially dangerous. If you are troubled by elevated levels of moisture in your home, then investing in a whole-home dehumidifier could very well be the perfect solution! 
  • HOME BENEFITS: Regulated indoor humidity not only boosts your health and comfort but also safeguards your home and preserves your household possessions. Too much moisture leads to water stains, vapor stains, and ruined surfaces such as walls and furniture. So, having a whole-home dehumidifier installed pays off in many ways! Not to mention that collectors of anything from artworks to antiques will be thankful for the extra protection against humidity damage. 


Need some extra incentive? When you install a whole-home dehumidifier to work in conjunction with your HVAC system, another plus is that regular maintenance for your whole-home dehumidifier is a breeze! To keep your system running efficiently, simply continue scheduling annual HVAC checks as you have been, and our technicians will inspect the dehumidifier as well. They’ll check to make sure everything is in working order with your entire system! So, no extra time and energy is wasted on your end! 

Controlling the humidity levels in your house doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With Five Star Heating & Cooling Dayton, our highly trained technicians can make this a one-time process for you! They will determine which whole-home dehumidifier is best suited for your home, discuss costs with you and answer any additional questions that may arise. 

Call Five Star Heating & Cooling Dayton today at (937) 708-8278, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!