Mildew. The word just sounds disgusting.
According to the EPA, mildew refers to a certain kind of fungus or mold growth, usually with a flat growth habit. Mildew often lives on shower walls, windowsills and other places where moisture levels are high.
Mildew can cause musty odors and damage to your home. More importantly, it can cause a variety of health issues, including:
- Asthma and other respiratory ailments
- Nasal and sinus congestion or infection
- Cough and sore throat
- Breathing difficulties and wheezing
- Skin and eye irritation
Aprilaire Can Help You Prevent the Growth of Harmful Mildew for a Healthier, More Comfortable Home
"There is no practical way to eliminate all molds indoors; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture."
-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
As the EPA states, you can't get rid of mildew completely. But Aprilaire's whole-home indoor air quality solutions can prevent mildew growth and remove spores from the air in most homes.
An Aprilaire Whole-Home Dehumidifier will remove the ideal amount of humidity from your air to mitigate the problem. The Aprilaire Whole-Home Air Purifier will remove mildew and mold spores from the air, and Aprilaire Whole-Home Ventilation will exchange stale, polluted indoor air with fresh air.
Use our solution finder or locate a dealer below to find out which Aprilaire solutions are right for you and your home.