When Do You Need a Dehumidifier?

Humidity problems can lead to issues such as mold growth. This can lead to unsightly walls and ceiling.

Not only that, mold spores are dangerous when they get into your body.

Molds can also growth behind walls, leading to allergies and health issues.

If you suffer from allergies, the presence of mold and mildew can be uncomfortable and even dangerous.

Humans are not the only ones who suffer from the effects of high humidity; it is also sure to weaken a building’s structural integrity.

All of these negative effects will leave a strain on your wallet.

Repairs from moisture damage are usually costly as are doctor appointments and medicine.

These problems are easily rectified with a dehumidifier.

The next time you see wet stains on walls and peeling paint, why not purchase a whole house humidifier?

Signs That You Need a Whole House Dehumidifier

Mold Spots on Ceilings and Walls

Whenever you see mold spots under sinks or around a toilet, it usually means there is a leak.

This is because moisture promotes the growth of mold.

The same can be said of mold spots on walls and ceilings.

This is particularly true without proper ventilation.

When moisture levels are high, mold will thrive.

In bathrooms, hot water and lack of proper ventilation can lead to mold spots.

Musty Odors

Sometimes you may not see the mold or mildew, but there will be a musty odor in the room.

This is a sure sign of mold growth. As you already know, this is brought on by humid, indoor air.

Condensation on Windows and Glass Doors

Another sign that your home needs a dehumidifier is when condensation collects on glass doors and windows.

(There needs to be more information here. How much condensation is a cause for concern?

Condensation can happen in a warm house on a cold day, so readers need to know what to watch out for.

Again, this will build reader trust and credibility.)

Water Stains on Walls

Water stains on floors, ceilings, and walls are signs that indicate the presence of high humidity.

This usually occurs when homes are not properly ventilated or they lack a whole house dehumidifier.

Why Get a Whole House Unit

Some of you may be thinking, isn’t natural ventilation the way to always go?

While passive vents and windows can be used to control high humidity, they have serious shortcomings that are difficult to work around.

The following are some examples:

  • Nature cannot be controlled. For instance, during cold weather or on windy days, indoor spaces will become drafty and uncomfortable when windows and vents are left open.
  • Temperature control can be very expensive if you rely on outside air to dehumidify your home. With energy efficiency in mind, many buildings are built to be airtight. Using dehumidifiers allow homeowners to cut down on energy bills drastically.
  • Natural ventilation cannot ventilate your home uniformly. For a uniform and thorough dehumidification, you need a whole house dehumidifier.

This is because:

  • A whole house dehumidifier will allow for effective uniform and thorough ventilation.
  • Indoor air will also be purified with the help of filters found in these whole house units.
  • These units can also be integrated into the air conditioning and heating systems of the home allowing for a comfortable indoor space.

The Benefit of Whole House Dehumidifier

Energy Efficiency

Air conditioning systems use less energy when there is less moisture in the air.

Drastic Decrease in Allergies Caused by Dust and Mold

Since a whole house dehumidifier filters the air, there is a decrease in allergies.

Drastic Reduction of Mold Growth

Since excess moisture encourages mold growth, removing this excess moisture discourages mold growth.

Mold causes allergies and damage property.

(As it is stated now, this is more opinion than benefit. Perhaps mention the level of climate control a dehumidifier gives)