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How Do You Know if You Need a Home Dehumidifier?

Do You Need a Home Dehumidifier

Excess Humidity Affects Your Home and Your Health

Humidity is a fact of life for virtually everyone in the Delaware Valley during the warmer months. Although the area doesn’t experience the extreme summertime humidity found in the South, humidity still affects the quality of life and can even cause damage to your home. There are a number of ways to deal with humidity in indoor spaces, but one of the most effective and efficient is to have a home dehumidifier installed by the indoor air quality specialists at Oliver Heating & Cooling. Below are just some of the signs you may need a home dehumidifier:

1. Allergies

Humidity buildup in your home can cause the perfect conditions for things like mold and dust mites to thrive. If you or a family member have been experiencing an increase in allergy or asthma symptoms during the spring and summer months, a whole home dehumidifier may be able to help.

2. Musty Odors

Because indoor humidity can cause mold growth and lead to standing water under your home, you may notice a dank, musty smell in your crawlspace or basement. A home dehumidifier can eliminate these offensive odors and help ensure a clean, dry space.

3. Wood Rot and Structural Damage

When it comes to the negative effects of humidity, perhaps the most dangerous to your home’s value is the potential for structural damage and weakening as well as wood rot. If you notice soft spots in walls and floors or sagging ceiling treatments, excess moisture could be the culprit.

4. Indoor Temperature Fluctuations

Humidity can impact the temperature in your home by causing the air to feel cold and clammy during the winter and hot and sticky during the summer. This may lead to you raising or lowering your thermostat, but even then, you may not feel a difference. All of this can result in higher energy bills and more strain on your heating and cooling system.

A Whole Home Dehumidifier Can Solve These Problems

If you’re experiencing any of the issues listed above, Oliver Heating & Cooling is here to help with affordable, energy-efficient home dehumidifier solutions. In many cases, we can integrate a dehumidifier into your existing HVAC system to treat all of the areas of your home. If you require dehumidification in a specific area, we have solutions that target trouble areas as well. All of our products come with outstanding warranties, and as with any service you receive from Oliver, your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Contact the Pros at Oliver Today

Don’t spend another summer miserable because of humidity – contact Oliver Heating & Cooling today to see how our team can keep you comfortable and protect your property’s value with a home dehumidifier. Call our indoor air comfort experts at 1-888-810-2681, or use our convenient online contact form to schedule your free consultation right now!