According to the EPA, mildew refers to a certain kind of fungus or mold growth, usually with a flat growth habit.

Prevent MildewMildew can cause musty odors and damage to your home. More importantly, it can cause a variety of health issues, including:

  • Allergies
  • 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 help 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.

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