With the weather starting to warm up and summer just around the corner, everyone in Ohio will soon be looking for ways to beat the heat. Homeowners will retreat into their air conditioned homes when the sun starts to really beat down in the afternoon. Thankfully, escaping the heat isn’t too difficult; it’s the humidity that can get difficult. A slight change in humidity levels can make the environment feel warmer and less comfortable, and can affect the air quality in your home. Your friends at Allied Services, Inc. provide Dayton homeowners with quality moisture control units. Here are a few signs you need one, too.

3 Reasons Your Home Needs a Dehumidifier

1. Your Basement Is Always Damp

In many homes, it’s often the basement that suffers from high humidity. Does your basement feel damp or consistently have a higher relative humidity than other areas of your home? During hot and humid summer months, your HVAC may have trouble recirculating cool, dry air to the basement, especially if your home lacks a basement return vent. If there are no other leaks or evidence of water intrusion, a dehumidifier can help.

2. You Have Condensation on Your Windows

When the interior surface of your windows are fogged up, there’s probably an issue with excess moisture in the room. Too much indoor moisture can occur when a humidifier is too large for a room, the walls were improperly sealed, or the climate has a high humidity factor. Not only does humidity make your home feel stuffy, but it also can cause harmful mold growth.

3. Your Home Smells Musty

Humid environments encourage mold and mildew to form, which can result in mold-related health issues. Actively growing mold releases spores and other toxins which often smell musty or foul. These airborne contaminants may trigger allergic reactions or asthma attacks in susceptible individuals. They can also act as irritants to the eyes, nose, and throat of an otherwise healthy individual.

Call the Experts

By installing a whole-home dehumidifying system, Allied Services can help create better indoor air quality for your Dayton home. To learn more about our dehumidifying products, contact us today at (937) 269-5059.