Warm temperatures typically hold more moisture than colder temperatures, which is why humid summers in Foley can be uncomfortable. Your home should be an escape from high humidity, but sometimes it enters your home. If your home has high humidity, it can damage components inside your home and sacrifice your comfort. In this blog article, we will explain the downside of high humidity levels in your home and why you should dehumidify your home.
How High Humidity Can Affect Your Home
High humidity levels can risk the health of many aspects inside your home, which can result in costly repairs! Below are 5 effects humidity can have on your home.
- Encourage mold and mildew growth
- Cause wood floors and furniture to expand and warp
- Damage tools, electronics, appliances, and important documents
- Lead or intensify asthma conditions
- Ruin paint and cause wallpaper to peel
Invest In A Dehumidifier!
Your air conditioning system works to remove humidity and moisture in the air. However, it’s sole purpose is to cool your home and may struggle to keep up if humidity levels are high. A dehumidifier can provide many benefits for your home while working to decrease humidity. Below we have listed 5 advantages that come with investing in a dehumidifier.
- Increase Comfort
- Improve Allergies
- Lower Energy Bills
- Prevent Musty Odors
- Protect Household Items
Does your home feel muggy and uncomfortable? No matter how much you lower the temperature or utilize ceiling fans, nothing seems to improve your comfort. If this is your case, you likely have high humidity levels inside your home. A dehumidifier is an easy and quick fix to keep your home a comfortable oasis at all hours of the day.
Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air, which can improve allergies. Allergens such as mold, mildew, and dust mites thrive in moist environments. A dehumidifier can reduce mold and mildew growth and eliminate dust mites to keep you breathing easy!
Lower Energy Bills
Along with cooling your home, your air conditioner removes humidity and sends excess moisture through the drain line. If humidity levels are high, it could overwork your system and increase energy usage. Increased moisture could also cause a clog in your drain line. Both outcomes would increase monthly cooling costs. A dehumidifier works solely to remove moisture, which would take strain off of your AC unit and lower energy bills.
Prevent Musty Odors
The smell of your home should be fresh and clean, not musty and moldy. The musty odor is likely caused by mold and mildew spores growing because of the excess humidity. Once mold and mildew is removed, a dehumidifier will help prevent future growth leaving your home smelling musty.
Protect Household Items
Your home is at risk with high humidity levels. Humidity can cause structural and condensation problems and put components inside your home at risk. Your furniture, walls, electronics, paper documents, and wood will be protected from moisture and mold growth with the use of a dehumidifier.
If you are experiencing an uncomfortable and muggy feeling inside your home, we highly recommend installing a dehumidifier for the many benefits it offers. Your comfort is our top priority, which can be hard with high levels of moisture. Give us a call with any questions regarding humidity and air quality today!