Friday, April 12th, 2019 by Holly Richards-Purpura
In the words of Phil Collins, “I can feel it coming in the air tonight.” High 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.
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 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 even basement if you have one, 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.
The dehumidifier is a powerful, yet energy-efficient unit that 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, the dehumidifer is self-draining and can be directed to drain into a sump pump, perimeter drain, or through a condensate pump.
We find that homeowners love the compact unit, which is perfect for tight crawl spaces and anywhere in the home. 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.
We also can install the upright model. The XP is easy to tuck inside a corner or closet, and it, along with the dehumidifier, is ductable.
Our expert team also can 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!