What Are the Problems Caused by Excess Humidity?

We all know that a day at 25°C feels a lot better at low humidity than at high humidity, but do you know why? Humidity holds heat, so a humid day hangs on to the heat in the air, and the moisture adds that sticky feeling to the heat, making it feel even heavier. But excess moisture in your home does more than make you feel uncomfortable. It also does the following:

  • Leads to development of rot: Items made of wood are not impervious to moisture, and when exposed to excessive moisture for long periods, it is likely that rot will develop. Your furniture, house beams, flooring, and trim are just some of the wood items that can succumb to rot from too much humidity.
  • Puts extra stress on your AC: Your air conditioner removes both heat and humidity as part of the cooling process, but the system was made to handle a certain amount of humidity, not excessive amounts. A whole–home dehumidifier removes the excess moisture before it can enter your system and cycle through, taking the extra work off your AC.
  • Creates a hospitable atmosphere for allergens: Mould, mildew, and fungus thrive in moist environments, and allergens cling more easily. These factors can create a very hard atmosphere for any allergy and/or asthma sufferers in your home.

We Offer Dehumidifier Installation and Service in Barrie

Whole–home dehumidifiers offer numerous benefits for you, your home, and your air conditioning system. But to gain these benefits, it's critical that you work with trained experts for all installation and servicing. As four–time winners of the Barrie Advance Readers' Choice for Indoor Air Quality Specialist, you can rest assured that when you call us, you are calling trained experts who will install and service your whole–home dehumidifier correctly the first time around. Call us today!