Three Benefits of The Unico System Lowering Humidity in Homes

September 14, 2023

Aside from making a home less comfortable, did you know that high humidity increases the risk of mold and mildew buildup? It’s one of the reasons why lowering home humidity levels is becoming one of the top concerns for homeowners in warm climates. While accomplishing this might seem challenging at first, the Unico small-duct high-velocity (SDHV) system removes 30% more humidity than other HVAC solutions.

Keep reading to discover three benefits The Unico System offers homes by lowering the humidity level.

1. Expect Better Comfort with The Unico System

Have you ever been inside your house and felt overheated even when the AC is on full blast? This is most often caused by high humidity. While traditional HVAC systems focus on setting the right temperature, The Unico System also pays attention to humidity levels. The air handler in the system takes advantage of lower airflow and has larger cooling coils. This means that the air spends more time on the cooling coils, allowing moisture to be removed more efficiently and creating a more comfortable level by reducing temperature and humidity.

With a traditional AC system, cool air is dumped into a room until it hits the temperature set on the thermostat. Once it hits that level, the system shuts off and the humidity level slowly increases and makes the living space uncomfortable. The Unico System is equipped with relative humidity control to help prevent this situation from happening, so homeowners can expect better comfort.

2. Improved Indoor Air Quality

Partly fueled by the growth in remote work positions, people are paying more attention to the indoor air quality inside their homes. While traditional AC systems circulate air, they often struggle with larger particles, like dust, pet dander and more. Plus, high indoor humidity also makes it more likely for harmful bacteria to grow. In fact, the EPA states that indoor air quality can be two to five times worse than outdoor air.

The good news is that The Unico System addresses both issues. Results from testing conducted by the Florida Solar Energy Center found that an SDHV system offers 31% lower relative humidity inside the home. To help catch smaller particles in the air, The Unico System uses MERV 7 filters, which can even capture mold spores. For hot and humid climates, Unico has one of the best systems to help keep the inside of homes comfortable and filled with clean air.

3. Lower Home Humidity While Preserving Architectural Features

Many older homes are often caught between a rock and hard place when it comes to humidity. Without any form of AC, wood doors, floors and window frames can swell during the summer, causing damage to the home. On the other hand, putting in traditional AC ducts often requires tearing down and replacing walls, woodwork and other beloved features. With The Unico System, homeowners don’t need to choose between comfort and preserving their home’s unique charm.

The small and flexible ducts can easily be installed without tearing up walls and floors. You can preserve the aesthetic by feeding ducts through tight spaces that wouldn’t be possible for traditional AC systems. For even more added value, you can choose air outlet covers to match the finish of almost any floor, ceiling or wall. Instead of reconfiguring your home to match the needs of an HVAC system, Unico adapts to provide reliable comfort without major renovations.

Our Design Services Team Makes Home Humidity Reduction Easier

Whether you’re building a custom home or doing work on an older one, Unico is here to help do some of the heavy lifting. Our free design services team is ready to lend a hand with putting together a Unico System design and estimated materials list. All you need to do is submit your project plans, and our team will be in touch with next steps.

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