Excess moisture in your home can be obvious. You might smell it in the form of musty odors. You might see it in the form of mold and mildew. You might even feel it in the form of sweat or clamminess. Excess humidity can impact your comfort, the health of your family, the longevity of your home's structure and even your energy usage.
Allergies and asthma
Excess moisture can aggravate allergies and asthma symptoms by creating the perfect breeding ground for mold and insects. Whether it's from air that's trapped in a bathroom or basement, condensation on windows or moisture that seeps up through your carpeting, mold is common in many households. Dust mites—a major allergy and asthma trigger—thrive in environments where the relative humidity exceeds 50%.
Damage to your home and furnishings
High humidity can lead to warping and damage to wood floors and trim. It can also get trapped in carpeting, furniture and drapes. Family heirlooms, like photos, may also be at risk.
Overcooling is a costly—and ineffective—solution
Air that has too much humidity in it actually makes you feel warmer. Many homeowners make the mistake of overcooling their homes in an effort to mitigate high humidity. Not only do they end up expending more energy, they still can't get comfortable because an air conditioner is not an effective dehumidifier.
Regardless whether you live in the North or in the South, excess humidity is a problem. If you live in a northern climate, indoor humidity is especially pronounced in the summertime when the outdoor humidity is also high. You're likely to notice it more in your basement, where moisture is easily trapped. Conversely, southern climates suffer from excess indoor humidity year-round, and may see a spike during winter months when it's too cool for the air conditioner to run. A whole-home dehumidifier can be installed as part of your home's heating and cooling system to automatically remove the exact right moisture from every room throughout your house
A whole-home dehumidifier can help you:
Whole-home dehumidifiers can reduce dust mite growth and the prevalence of mold and other contaminants that can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms.
Maintain comfort and eliminate odors
That cold, clammy air, that stuffy feeling and those musty, mildew-like odors will be a thing of the past. Whole-home dehumidifiers remove moisture throughout your home— from the basement to the attic and everything in between.
Protect your home
Your home's structure and your possessions will also be protected against rotting and warping. Wood, drywall, home furnishings and other possessions will last longer when excess humidity is eliminated and proper humidity is maintained.
Improve energy efficiency
When excess humidity is removed from indoor air, you'll feel cooler at a higher temperature. That means you can set your air conditioner temperature a few degrees higher.
Aprilaire is the industry leader in humidity control.
In 1953, we introduced the very first effective whole-home humidification system. Since then, we've continually improved and expanded to meet the growing demand for indoor air quality solutions.
Aprilaire dehumidifiers offer high-capacity whole-home moisture removal and robust, commercial-grade performance. We offer an industry-leading 5-year warranty and all are manufactured proudly in the USA.