Summer is here, and with it comes high humidity. Not only does high humidity make for bad hair days and makes you feel sluggish, but high humidity levels in your home can also lead to problems both to your structure and to your health.
High Home Humidity
If the humidity level is too high in your home, the air can become stagnant, wood can begin to rot, and dangerous mold can form. Areas that suffer the most from high humidity are those where air conditioning is usually not present, such as basements, attics, and crawlspaces. If you do not have an exhaust fan installed in your bathroom, humidity from shower use can produce negative effects. High humidity damage can cost thousands to repair.
Dehumidifiers remove humidity from the air by pulling out moisture as it passes through the unit. The moisture is collected in a storage bucket located at the bottom of the unit. The cleaner, dryer air is then returned to the room. Here are some benefits to adding a dehumidifier to your home:
Reduce mold growth. Dehumidifiers pull excess moisture out of the air and take away the damp conditions mold needs to grow and thrive. If you have allergies, high mold concentrations can wreak havoc on your respiratory system. A dehumidifier will help make your home smell better, too, by removing smelly mold and allergens.
Lower energy costs. Running a dehumidifier can reduce your energy bill. Since the dehumidifier removes excess moisture from the air, your AC unit will not have to work as hard to supply you with cool air.
Your pantry will thank you. Less humidity means your bread and cereal will stay fresher longer.
If you notice a musty smell in your home, chances are that you have a humidity problem. Give the experts at Sure-Fire a call at (920) 212-7291 or visit us online to find out how a dehumidifier can clear the air in your home and make your life healthier.