Living in Missouri, we get to experience hot humid summers … and cold dry winters.
Proper humidity levels inside your home are critical where health and comfort are concerned. Both high and low humidity can cause big problems, but before we can really address the problems, it helps to understand the issue. Check out this video from Aprilaire below:
So what is the right level and what can happen if you have too much or too little?
For most of us, the ideal range is somewhere between 40% – 50%.
As you can see from the chart, when the humidity raises above 60% and lowers below 30%, our health in the home becomes at risk.
The Benefits of a Humidifier for your Basement in Summer
While it’s true that every air conditioning system is designed to remove heat and moisture from the air, the extremes we see in our region expose our homes to more moisture than our air conditioning unit can remove before each cycle ends. That is why a whole home dehumidifier can greatly increase our comfort and health, while helping us by reducing our utility over payment.
If your home is built over a crawlspace or basement, then a dehumidifier combined with a properly installed vapor barrier is a must have item to reduce the growth of mold and mildew.
High humidity is the leading cause of mold and mildew growth in a home, causing health concerns such as increased asthma and allergy issues.
Benefits of a Whole House Humidifier for Winter
So What Can You Do?
Install a humidifier to relieve dryness and a dehumidifier to reduce moisture.
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