For health reasons, a dehumidifier can be an important part of your home’s HVAC system. Dehumidifiers are used to properly maintain humidity levels in your home. Too much moisture in your home can cause problems with mold and mildew which can lead to serious health problems!
Do I need a Dehumidifier?
One easy way to find out if you need a dehumidifier is to look at your windows or doors. Is there condensation on the interior glass? If so, there is probably too much moisture in the room. Build up of moisture can rot wood and break window/door sealing.
Look up, does the ceiling and corners of your bathroom wall have small black spots? It’s probably mold that grew due to excess moisture. This can become a serious health problem and shouldn’t be ignored! Other areas may be affects such as closets, garages, basements and storage areas.
The presence of a musty smell in basements, crawl spaces or other areas signals the presence of mildew/mold. A dehumidifier can help, but often this problem also requires a little more investigating. Give us a call to help get it taken care of.
Benefits of Dehumidifier
1. Decrease mold and Mildew
2. Decrease dust mites
3. Reduces irritation to your skin and respiratory system
4. Breads and cereals will remain fresh longer
5. Reduces energy cost because your AC doesn’t have to work as hard