The Imperative Advantages of Proper Dehumidification
Spring is quickly turning to summer here in the Northeast. With that steady high temperatures will start to seep in to our daily existence and, with the moisture that is emitted from vegetation and passing storms, the humidity levels will begin to rise as well. We all know about the oppressive state humid air can leave us feeling. It’s not fun. It’s sticky, and, if not managed in our home and office, can lead to heightened levels of discomfort, as well as cause potential damage to our properties.
Thus, the value of a proper dehumidifier or full-on HVAC solution will bring you exponential value beyond mere physical comfort.
It’s all about control. Keeping the humidity level of your home at 50% or lower is ideal. If those humidity and water vapor levels present in the air creep above 50 percent, you can expect the production/presence of:
- Dust mites
These three main issues/occurrences can lead to terrible allergies and asthma – compromising your personal health.
Did you know that it’s not just the temperature outside that contributes to moisture in the air in your immediate surrounding environment? It’s true. An average sized family can realistically build up around 15 liters of moisture in a single day through such imperative acts as:
- Washing and drying clothes
- Accessing the refrigerator
- And more…
Dehumidifying the air in your home or office prevents the buildup of moisture that can occur in:
- Wall linings
- Anywhere it can be absorbed – wood loves moisture…
If moisture is built up in these areas mold can form and grow – especially thriving off of the heat of typical summer temperatures…
Molds and mildew, can, along with wreaking havoc on the structural integrity of your home, discolor clothing as well as natural wood furniture. Mold can grow practically everywhere which results in damage to personal belongings and property, effecting the integrity and value of everything they inhabit. And, of course, there’s that compromised health bit too, which is the most important thing, right?
The benefits of controlling the humidity of your home and installing and/or maintaining the proper dehumidifier or full-on HVAC solution include:
- Elimination of musty odors
- Maintaining structural integrity
- Reducing sweating on cold water pipes
- Reducing sweating/water absorption into wood and fabrics
- Saving energy and money on your cooling bill by making the air dry, which, for all intents and purposes, makes for a cooler, more comfortable feeling environment.
Suburban Companies are here to help you combat any humidity related issues you may be having at your home or office. Feeling that moist stickiness in the air is not a way to spend your summer, and compromising the health of your personal being, along with that of your belongings and property are not cool. Not cool at all. Take comfort. Call Suburban today! We’ll help you take back control of your environment.