Too Much of A Good Thing
Humidity – too little and your lungs feel like you’re in a desert, too much and it can feel like you’re walking under water.
Why the big deal about a little water? Well, too much humidity isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s unhealthy. Mold and mildew thrive and can cause serious air quality issues in your home. The key for your comfort (and your home’s well-being) is finding the right balance. Sometimes that means using a dehumidifier to keep the moisture outside from taking over inside.
So what kind of dehumidifier is right for you? A lot depends on the area with the moisture problem …
If you’ve got a whole house humidity problem then your best bet may be a dehumidifier that attaches directly to your heating and cooling system. These systems can be more expensive, but worth it if you’re waging a serious water war.
Many manufacturers offer dehumidifiers that treat just one room, say a bedroom or office. These models usually remove anywhere from one to three pints of water from the air per hour, and can be a good solution for problem areas.
Humidity that builds up in closets can cause serious problems for the adjoining walls. Small heaters designed for long-term use (and cheaper to operate than a 100-watt light bulb) can keep the temperature of the closet above the dew point which keeps mold and mildew at bay.
Sure, we all need water – and even a little humidity is a good thing. But when there’s too much water in your home’s air, it’s not good for you, your home, or your wallet (long-term exposure to moisture can lead to expensive repairs). So give us a call if you want to start breathing a little easier today.