Friday, April 12th, 2019 by Holly Richards-Purpura
In the words of Phil Collins, “I can feel it coming in the air tonight.” Higher humidity, that is.
As springtime gets into full swing and the temperatures rise, so can the moisture and humidity in the air.
It’s important to be mindful of the humidity in your home. Air that is too dry can aggravate breathing issues and lead to lots of static electricity shocks. For example, as soon as the furnace starts cranking full-tilt when the temperatures drop in the fall/winter, I need to use my humidifiers to save my sinuses and respiratory system! But with the recent warmer air, I haven’t had to worry about that.
However, air with too much moisture and humidity could spell trouble in the form of mold and mildew growth. These problems can present themselves in basements, as well as open/vented crawl spaces. Because of the stack effect – an airflow pattern through the house from bottom to top – whatever is in your crawl space and/or basement also is in the rest of your house affecting you.
How would you like to improve the quality of the air you breathe in your living environment? How about being proactive before the weather gets too hot and muggy? We have exactly what you need to keep humidity and mold under control in your home – the dehumidifier.
These powerful, yet energy-efficient units will clean and filter the air in your home, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold and mildew growth. Unlike conventional units with buckets of collected water that you have to worry about emptying, they are self-draining and can be directed to drain into a sump pump, perimeter drain, or through a condensate pump.
We can install two choices of dehumidifier in your home. The upright model is typically installed in basements, and the compact unit is ideal for tight crawl spaces. But we find homeowners love the smaller model in their basements, as well. All you have to do is set the dehumidistat to the preferred setting – normally around 55% is ideal – and the dehumidifier takes care of the rest.
By opting into our annual maintenance program, our service technicians will visit to ensure the dehumidifier is properly functioning, make any tune-ups, and can change the filter for you.
Contact us today, and our expert inspectors and crews will help you create a safer and healthier home!