Evansville is typically humid year round with some months feeling more muggy than others. If your home air feels sticky and uncomfortable, you likely have high humidity. Your air conditioning system works to remove some humidity, but not all if humidity levels are high. After all, the sole purpose of your air conditioner is to cool your home and not to dehumidify. If you are looking to decrease humidity levels inside your home, consider a dehumidifying system. These home devices work to reduce humidity levels. There are many advantages to dehumidifying your home, and in this blog we will explain why.
If you are unfamiliar with high levels of humidity, it can be difficult to realize how it can affect your home. There are a few telltale signs your home needs a dehumidifier, and we have listed them below.
Your windows are wet on the inside. Pay attention to moisture on your windows. If the water droplets are on the outside, it is likely from rain. However if the moisture is on the inside, you likely have high humidity. Condensation forms when warm, humid air comes into contact with your window.
You have found mold. Mold indicates your home is wet, and it could be growing due to the wetness in your home air. By utilizing a dehumidifier to remove the moisture in the air, they reduce the chances of mold growth.
Your walls have water stains. Water stains can be caused by a leaky roof, pipes, and humidity. If you have stains on your wall that are unexplained, it could be due to high humidity.
You can’t get comfortable. Humidity produces a hot and sticky feeling, which is uncomfortable lounging around your home.
While some humidity inside your home is normal, high levels of humidity can be a problem. Below are a few benefits to investing in a dehumidifier for your home.
Allergens such as dust mites and mold thrive in moist environments, and dehumidifiers essentially dry out the air. Once mold is removed, a dehumidifier can help prevent it from growing again. Investing in a dehumidifier can help you breathe easy again by reducing allergens and improving air quality.
Humidity can make the air feel warmer than it actually is. A result of this is discomfort in your home from the hot, muggy feeling. Many turn their air conditioner temperatures lower, but this will not help the uncomfortable feeling high humidity brings.
Not only does high humidity allow mold and mildew growth, but can cause other damage to your home. The moisture humidity brings can affect furniture, wallpaper, paintwork, floors, wood, and many other aspects of your home. A dehumidifier can help prevent these aspects from deteriorating.
A dehumidifier can potentially lower your monthly utility bills, because it allows your air conditioner to work more efficiently. Your home will feel cooler once humidity levels are reduced, which allows you to alter the thermostat temperature and save money.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor relative humidity should be kept below 60 percent, and ideally between 30-50 percent. Your Perfection technician can help identify your home’s humidity levels, and help take action from there.
Humidity is no joke in Evansville, Indiana and surrounding areas. To maximize your comfort and protect your home, we suggest placing a dehumidifier in your home. Your air conditioner will reduce its workload and function more efficiently, which can cut down on AC repair. For air conditioning needs the remainder of the season, give our expert technicians a call!
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