There are so many reasons to have a whole-home dehumidifier. But for J. Patrick Homes, the reason is simple — it’s the right thing to do.
Southeast Texas offers unique challenges when it comes to air quality due to hot temperatures and high humidity. Bringing hot air into your home can allow airborne pollutants to thrive, can encourage mildew and warping, and can push your air conditioner to work overtime.
Because we believe every homeowner deserves healthy air, we install an AprilAire whole-home dehumidifier standard in each home. This is a best-in-class appliance, recognized as Energy Star® Most Efficient for 2022. This honor recognizes products that deliver cutting-edge energy efficiency along with the latest in technological innovation.
The dehumidifier is installed as part of a home’s heating-and-cooling system, allowing it to stabilize the humidity within each room. A humidistat tests the indoor air quality hourly to see if the dehumidifier needs to turn on to keep relative humidity at its target of 55 percent.
A professional-grade AprilAire Air Cleaner media filter is installed into indoor HVAC units so there is less dust, pollen, mold spores and bacteria in the air. All bedrooms also have their own return air chase, which makes each bedroom more comfortable and creates a better-balanced system.
Take a look at the video below for more on installation and benefits of an AprilAire whole-home dehumidifier, as well as J. Patrick’s commitment to a healthy environment for our homeowners.
But that’s not all we offer when it comes to air quality in your home. You can also opt to install an Air Scrubber by Aerus.
The optional Air Scrubber by Aerus substantially reduces odors and microbial population on surfaces, helping people with respiratory issues and offering a measure of protection from illness-causing bacteria and viruses. Every J. Patrick model home has an Air Scrubber by Aerus to create a safer environment for visitors and allow prospective home buyers to learn more about its benefits.
Going beyond air quality, homes by J. Patrick also are energy-efficient, built to Platinum Level standards of the Environments for Living program. Each of our homes boasts tight construction, improved insulation systems, fresh air ventilation, right-sized HVAC equipment, pressure balancing, and safeguards for combustion appliances.