In Michigan, summer months can bring on humidity. When the air inside your home becomes too moist, you may experience mold and mildew which can not only affect your family’s health, but damage your walls, floors and furnishings. A dehumidifier will take the excess moisture out of your home, making it more comfortable and safe for your family.
How do you know if excess humidity exists in your home? Here are a few things you may experience:
- Your home may have a musty odor when the air outside is humid.
- If your home is very damp or even wet, you will notice a continuous musty odor and could actually see damp spots on floors and walls.
- Certain areas of your home may appear to “sweat.”
- You may notice mold or mildew in certain areas of your home such as bathrooms.
A dehumidifier works to pull the excess moisture out of the air inside your home, eliminating these problems. Those who suffer from allergies and respiratory problems usually fare better when the air is drier due to the decrease in mold, mildew and dust mites.
Moist, sticky air can be downright uncomfortable, not to mention the damage it can do to your home. A dehumidifier works by drawing the air inside your home in to the unit, collecting condensation in a bucket or pan, then placing dry air back in to the atmosphere. Most are easy to use, and can be placed against a wall if equipped with a top-mounted discharge.
Ideally, the humidity level inside your home should be about 30 percent to 50 percent in summer months and 40 percent maximum in colder months to prevent condensation from forming on windows.
If your home feels uncomfortably moist or sticky, consider a dehumidifier to ensure your family’s health and make the air inside your home cool, dry and comfortable.
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