We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of a quality humidifier for your home – but sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. In this case, that good thing is moisture in your home’s air. Maintaining a proper humidity level helps you stay comfortable in every season and may help alleviate allergies and illness symptoms, but too much moisture or humidity can swing the other way and make things worse!
To maintain a healthy balance of humidity in your home, we recommend the addition of a basement dehumidifier. A dehumidifier uses a fan to remove moisture from the air and push the dry air back out to circulate in your home. You can set a dehumidifier to the right level for your home and health needs.
If the air in your home is too humid, it can exacerbate allergy and illness symptoms, especially if the moisture in your home is causing mold growth. A dehumidifier helps inhibit mold and microbial growth and balances your indoor air humidity to a level that is ideal for your family. A basement dehumidifier is an unobtrusive way to make sure you maintain the right level of humidity in the home, as you can usually keep a small unit out of the way. If you do not have a basement, a dehumidifier can be used in any area of the home.
While dry air can crack, peel, and warp hardwood floors and wooden furniture, too much humidity can be problematic for your home as well. High humidity in your home’s air can lead to mold and microbial growth, warped or blistered paint and wallpaper, and damage to personal items that can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Your photo collection, camera equipment, musical instruments, and electronic devices all need to be protected with a balanced level of indoor humidity.
Combining a whole-home humidifier with a basement dehumidifier is a great way to balance the humidity levels in your home. Some seasons are more dry and your humidifier will do most of the work, but in seasons with more moisture you’ll need the teamwork from a basement dehumidifier to help reduce humidity and protect your home.
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