Now that it’s March and the weather is starting to turn warmer, it’s time to talk about humidity! High levels of moisture in the air can create a variety of issues for you and your family. Fortunately, Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling is here to provide information on how dehumidification can help maintain comfortable humidity levels inside your home. Keep reading to learn more about what causes high indoor moisture content and why investing in a quality whole-home dehumidifier might be a good solution for you.
WHY ARE HIGH LEVELS OF HUMIDITY AN ISSUE?
Wondering what the issue with high humidity is? Well, it means that your home’s air quality has been affected due to too much moisture. Not only can this affect your health in an adverse way, but it can also damage your household possessions and even the house itself. Therefore, mitigating an excessive build-up of humidity (if this is something you are encountering) should be taken into account when assessing indoor air quality, also known as IAQ, in order to ensure a healthy environment at home.
WHY DOES USING A WHOLE-HOME DEHUMIDIFIER BENEFIT YOUR HOME?
We cannot overstate the importance of your and your family’s health and well-being, so let us take a moment to discuss how imbalanced humidity levels can negatively affect one’s health. Elevated levels of humidity create a hospitable environment for the growth and proliferation of mold, mildew, fungi, and other bacteria – which obviously is not ideal! Although it’s widely known that having mold or mildew growth in your home is undesirable, you may believe that if there were to be any present inside your residence, you would certainly recognize it right away. However, bear in mind that mold can form even in areas where its presence isn’t obvious at first – sometimes, until after spores have already spread throughout the house!
While mold may remain undetectable until its spores become visible, controlling your home’s humidity will create improved indoor air quality, which can lead to the prevention of this unwelcome scenario. High indoor air quality is beneficial for the health of you and your family in many ways. Furthermore, if anyone in your home has a respiratory-related issue, such as asthma or allergies, investing in a dehumidifier can provide relief to them too!
Elevated humidity levels can be detrimental to your home, as wood trim, doors, ceiling tiles, and other surfaces are likely to swell due to the excessive moisture in the air. This leads not only to the warping of these areas but also costly repairs. If your home suffers high levels of humidity, a whole-home dehumidifier is a great way for you to restore balance within your household. It will work with your HVAC system and help protect your home from damage caused by too much moisture or humidity.
Nobody wants their belongings to suffer the effects of humidity or mold. We’re sure homeowners everywhere have a goal in mind of keeping their possessions safe and secure. Unfortunately, when indoor moisture levels reach an extreme level, not only will your home be affected, but also the items within it! This isn’t a risk you can afford to take. So, make sure that you keep humidity under control throughout your entire household. You can prevent this altogether by bringing the IAQ back to a more appropriate level with the use of a whole-home dehumidifier.
WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK OUT FOR IF YOU WANT TO KNOW IF YOUR HOME’S HUMIDITY LEVELS ARE HIGH?
Here are several ways to tell if your home has raised high humidity levels:
- Keep an eye out for musty or unpleasant smells that you can’t seem to identify.
- Watch for mildew or mold growth.
- Make sure there are no damp areas with water or vapor stains.
- Condensation on windows and doors is something you should be mindful of.
- Look for decaying, warped, or damaged surfaces in your home, like (but not limited to) wooden furniture, wooden panels, and trimming on doors, walls, and ceilings.
WHAT DOES A WHOLE-HOME DEHUMIDIFIER DO TO PERFORM ITS JOB?
Have you ever wondered how dehumidifiers are able to effectively remove excess moisture from your home? It’s simple: warm air holds more water than cooler air. So, to counter this, when excessive moisture is detected within your home, the dehumidifier’s fan draws in this hot air through the fan and draws it over the component’s internal coils. This then causes it to cool down, and the moisture is separated from the air. Once the moisture is extracted, it transforms into condensation whereupon the water is contained in your dehumidifier’s reservoir container. Finally, that crisp air then gets released back to your house to flow and be circulated about once again.
One thing to note is that not only does a dehumidifier decrease air moisture, but it also assists in relieving any pressure on your HVAC system while allowing it to operate at optimal capacity. It’s a win-win all around.
Don’t just take our word for it; why not give us a call today? Our customer service staff would be more than happy to discuss any of your questions and arrange any needed consultations. We can work together with you to make sure that the air quality in your home is improved! So, give Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling a chance and call us at (740) 212-5849, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!