Living in the humid climate of Upstate New York, we all know what humidity feels like–but did you know having excess humidity inside your home can lead to a number of other issues which can negatively affect your house and your health?
A whole house dehumidifier can solve these issues, so be sure to look out for some of the warning signs below.
5 Signs You Need A Whole Home Dehumidifier
If any of these ring true with your home, it may be time you invest in a whole house dehumidifier…
There’s Condensation On Your Windows
Think it’s just a little bit of rain on the outside of your window? Think again. If your windows are wet or collecting moisture on the inside, that’s a sign something’s off with your home’s humidity. Window condensation is most common to see when during cool weather, when moist indoor air meets window glass cold from the outside, creating condensation.
Your Indoor Air Quality Test Is Poor
If you’re concerned about the quality of the air you and your family breathe everyday, the first step should be to get have an indoor air quality test competed. If the results of that test come back poorly, a major factor of that is most likely the humidity of your home, which ecnourages the spread of dust, mold, and other allergens.
Your House Stinks!
No amount of air freshener can cover up that musty odor that excessive humidity causes. Caused by mold and mildew growth, these gasses are known as MVOC (Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds) and is a sure sign that these spores are feeding and reproducing. If your home smells musty, you better get a whole house dehumidifier to get the air dry!
There’s Water Stains on the Walls & Ceilings
Typically you’ll notice water stains on your walls or ceilings after a leaky roof or a plumbing issue, but that’s not always the case. Moisture can also build up and condense on cold sports beneath the drywall, leaving behind marks or stains. Most likely to occur during the colder months, these water stains can eventually lead to cosmetic fixes like repainting and replacing wallpaper, or more costly fixes like repairing damaged drywall.
You’ve Found Mold
A tell tale sign your home is too humid, if you find any type of mold growing on the surfaces of your home, you need to have the mold tested and removed promptly and the install a whole home dehumidifier to prevent mold growth from happening again.
Get Your Home’s Humidity in Check Today with a Whole House Dehumidifier
Adirondack Healthy Home has helped numerous families in the Albany, Hudson Valley, and Adirondack areas control their home’s humidity levels. We proudly install whole home dehumidifiers for residential and commercial customers in Albany, Clifton Park, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Queensbury, Lake George, Plattsburgh and other nearby areas. Contact us to request a quote today.