When you think of humidity, you probably think about how much hotter it makes you feel during the summer. The excess moisture that high humidity levels bring is not just a once-a-year problem though—fall and winter can present some extreme humidity levels as well. This is particularly true when we have rainy weeks like the one we just experienced.
Air conditioning systems help remove some moisture from the air through condensing excess moisture along the indoor coil. However, not only are AC systems very limited on how much dehumidifying they can do, that doesn’t help at all when temperatures are as low as they are currently and you wouldn’t even think of using your cooling system.
Battling Excess Moisture
Not every home has a humidity problem, but chances are that if you live in the Coeur d’Alene area, you are very much familiar with the feeling of high humidity both outdoors and inside your home. A whole-house dehumidifier may be just what you need to battle this problem. Keep reading to learn more about the dangers of high humidity and why you should seek a dehumidifier as a solution.
Mold and Mildew Development: Perhaps the nastiest—not to mention inconvenient and unhealthy—problems that excess moisture causes is that of mold and mildew growth. These microorganisms release spores into your home that and bad for your health. Mold can even break down construction material, causing significant damage to your home. A dehumidifier allows your home to dry out enough that mold may not even have a chance to start developing in the first place.
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Medical Ailments: High humidity encourages dust mites to thrive, and these poses a danger similar to mold and mildew. Excess moisture can also trigger asthma and allergy symptoms for those who suffer from these ailments, and even in those individuals who were normally healthy otherwise. If you’ve noticed an increase in illnesses within your home during periods of high humidity, then a whole-house dehumidifier is certainly worth your consideration.
For your Coeur d’Alene, ID dehumidifier installation, contact ACI Northwest today.