By: Patricia Cermignano

Does your house:

  • Feel stuffy
  • Have a musty smell or visible mold
  • Have excessive moisture or noticeable stains on walls/ceilings
  • Have windows with condensation build-up

If you answered YES to any of the above then your home may have a humidity issue and may benefit from a dehumidifier.

When there is too much humidity in the air, it can be a harm to your immediate environment. It is estimated that the average family can produce over 11 liters of excess moisture every day, which has obvious negative impacts on a house. Excess humidity can also affect people’s health, such as aggravating conditions like asthma, arthritis and rheumatism.

Dehumidifiers work in tandem with your HVAC system to maintain desired humidity levels by removing any excess moisture from the air to prevent a build-up of mold, bacteria and other airborne particles. Maintaining proper humidity levels in your home is critical to maintaining indoor comfort during the hot summer months. When humidity levels are lower people feel cooler at warmer temperatures, which means you can set your thermostat higher without sacrificing comfort.

Furthermore there are many benefits of having a dehumidifier, including but not limited to:

  1. Reducing humidity levels
  2. Reducing the odors brought on by mold and mildew in your home
  3. Reducing dust levels around the home
  4. Improving indoor air quality
  5. Helping air conditioning systems run more efficiently, thus lowering energy costs

Depending on the size of your home, we offer a variety of dehumidifiers to remove the right amount of moisture from the air. For more information, please call our office at 610-642-6323 or visit our website.