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Decoding Dehumidifiers: What You Should Know About Lowering The Humidity In Your Home

In Fayetteville, North Carolina, humidity levels can make a home very uncomfortable. Ideally, moisture levels should remain between 30 and 50 percent, but if the outside humidity is higher, levels can easily rise indoors. Bacteria and mold live and multiply easily in this type of wet environment and can cause an increase in asthma attacks. Allergy symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes, sore throat and cough can all increase as well.

Aside from the health concerns that moisture can bring to a household, above-normal moisture levels can cause a number of structural concerns. When moisture is introduced to the wood that is used to create the structure of a home, the wood can begin to rot or mold. This can then transfer to the drywall, compromising the quality of that as well. Using dehumidifiers throughout the home can bring levels back to normal and prevent any damage from occurring.

An indoor air quality professional can perform an air quality test to alert you to the areas of your home that require assistance with moisture removal. Most people find that their basement is the wettest part of the home, and can sometimes rectify the situation with a standalone unit. If moisture is a problem in many rooms of the home, a whole-house unit attached to the HVAC system might be necessary.

Contacting Blanton’s Heating & A/C puts you in touch with professionals who can help you determine the quality of your indoor air. Once you find out where in your home moisture is an issue, you can discuss using dehumidifiers that can prevent damage to your health and home.