5 Signs You Should Invest in a Dehumidifier
Even though it’s September, we’re still feeling the full effects of summer! A brisk walk can feel like wading through an invisible wall of water. It is certainly an environment you do not also want inside your home, too. Excess humidity can also lower the dwelling’s aesthetic and financial value by causing disfiguring damage.
In addition to the physical discomfort of a humid atmosphere, here are five other signs that it is time for you to add a dehumidifier to your appliance line-up:
This can sometimes be the result of a leak, but is just as often the destructive forces of excess humidity at work. Look for stains on walls or ceilings, or wallpaper that is bubbling or peeling off.
In addition to causing ugly green, black, or pink patches on walls and ceilings, mold is quite simply bad for your health. It can lead to coughing, sneezing, congestion, and throat irritation. It is particularly bad for those with allergies or asthma, and health authorities warn that black mold is especially toxic.
Condensation on windows
Having water vapor on the outside of your windows is fine; if it is on the inside, your home is too humid, increasing the possibility of mold. While mold often turns up in bathrooms, due to the use of showers and bathtubs, it is not restricted to that one room. You can find yourself with mold even in areas like kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms.
Your eye can easily see infestations of mold. However, it is not always visible. Another sign of excessive humidity is the unmistakable, thoroughly unpleasant stench of mildew. If something foul is in the air, it is time to do some investigating. Chances are you will end up discovering mold.
Have you noticed that the wooden trim in your home is looking a bit frayed around the edges? This can sometimes happen from age or wear and tear. However, if the wood has also gotten soft in texture, this is almost certainly the result of exposure to water vapor. In addition to lowering the quality of the wood, it can have a dangerous effect on the structural safety of that part of your home. It also makes the wood more appealing for termites, which will make the situation much worse.
Periodic use of a dehumidifier in your home goes a long way in helping you avoid such issues. Danby offers a range of dehumidifiers suitable for any living space. Ranging in size from 30 to 70 pint capacity, these attractive and dependable units fit nicely into everything. Available in white, charcoal, and grey colors, our dehumidifiers are quiet, and the direct drain option means you will never have to worry about emptying the water bucket.
Explore Danby’s dehumidifier line and experience even the dampest days of summer and fall in cool and relaxing comfort! You will also extend the life and value of your home, and improve the health of the loved ones living under your roof.