There are a lot of things to keep track of when attempting to maintain a comfortable and safe indoor living environment, including your home heating and cooling systems. Without the right indoor air quality products, these main systems won’t keep you comfortable all of the time.
Improper humidity is one problem that your home heating and cooling system cannot handle on its own and it can cause some serious complications if it’s not dealt with properly and promptly. Of course, you may not even know that there’s too much humidity in your indoor air. That’s why it’s a good idea to have a professional come in and take a look.
If you live in the Bergen County area and you’re concerned about high humidity in your home, call the experts at DB Heating & Cooling. We will gladly measure the indoor humidity levels and if necessary, help you find the right dehumidifier to address the situation. Our technicians are thoroughly trained to work with all types of dehumidifiers.
Problems with Excess Humidity
Humidity is something you probably associate with hot, sticky summer days. But indoor humidity can actually be a year–round problem and can cause real damage to your home while lowering the quality of your indoor air. The reasons for excess humidity problems are varied, but regardless of why you have this problem, it needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.
Humidity promotes the growth of mold in your home. But that doesn’t mean you will see the mold or even be aware that it’s there. Mold usually grows in dark, damp places and can often be hidden in the walls of your home. While this mold may be out of sight, it’s still doing damage to the wood structure of your home and it’s also releasing plenty of mold spores into your indoor air.
Dust mites, another major indoor air contaminant, thrive in humidity levels over 50%. The proliferation of these allergens can further degrade your indoor air.
Both of these contaminants can exacerbate the symptoms of allergies, asthma and colds and contribute to an overall drop in your indoor air quality. Of course, you can always have an indoor air cleaner installed to rid your home of these types of contaminants, and maybe you even have one in place already. But adding to their workload will only make it harder for them to do their job. Plus, air that is too humid makes it more difficult for indoor air cleaners to remove the contaminants they target.
There are several things to consider when choosing a dehumidifier for your home. First, you need one that is powerful enough to handle the workload and can effectively regulate humidity throughout your entire home. You also want a dehumidifier with a convenient drainage option. All dehumidifiers take water out of the air, so they need someplace to put that water.
Some dehumidifiers come with a catch basin that needs to be emptied on a regular basis, while others can be attached to a hose for constant drainage. A professional can help you determine which of these options is right for your home by measuring your humidity levels and evaluating the various location available for dehumidifier installation.
DB Heating & Cooling provides dehumidifiers to customers all over the Bergen County, NJ area. Give us a call today to learn more about detecting and addressing humidity problems in your home. The added comfort and peace of mind will make all the difference for your family.