How to Know if You Need a Dehumidifier
You probably don’t think about the humidity inside your home. However, the humidity inside your home can be uncomfortable and contribute to other household problems. Here’s a few signs that you need a dehumidifier inside your home to improve indoor air quality:
Excess humidity inside your home will make dust and dirt stick to furniture, appliances and the floor. You may not notice the problem initially, but when you go to dust throughout your home, you probably need more effort to get the area clean. A basic duster will probably not work well, and you may need wet wipes to soften and wipe away dust and dirt.
You may start noticing black areas on the wall if you have a humidity problem. The humidity is a prime opportunity for mold to grow inside your home. Hidden locations are even worse, such as the back of closets, since the air is more stuffy and goes undisturbed.
You may walk inside and the air feels stuffy and may smell stale or like mildew. This is usually a sign that humidity is a problem throughout your home. The stuffy air can also contribute to or exacerbate breathing problems if anyone in your household is sensitive. Decreasing the humidity inside your home is one way to improve indoor air quality.
It’s Hotter Than Usual
Humidity can factor into how effective your air conditioner is at cooling your home. The higher the humidity inside your home, the hotter it feels and it will take longer to become comfortable in your home, even after you turn on the air conditioner. You may notice the thermostat’s temperature seems low, but you still feel uncomfortable.
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