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.
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%.
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
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.