A dehumidifier can be extremely helpful during the hot summer months. Humidity is on the rise here in the Midwest and many of us turn to the comfort of our Air Conditioned homes to escape the sticky weather. However, sometimes an air conditioner is not enough to beat summer’s humidity. Your home may also need the aid of a dehumidifier.
Signs You Need A Dehumidifier:
1. You see mold and mildew spots on your ceiling or walls.
Mold loves moisture and during the warmer months the added humidity can raise the moisture levels in your home. This makes it easier for mold spores to take root and grow. Bathrooms and kitchens are especially vulnerable, since cooking and bathing only help to increase the moisture levels; but during the more humid months, you may see mold growth in other areas of your home. Be sure to inspect areas with little to no ventilation: basements, attics, closets, etc.
2. You have water marks on your walls, floors or ceiling.
Not as worrisome as mold but just as unsightly, water marks can be a sign that you have an excess of humidity in your home.
3. You or your guests notice a musty odor when entering your home.
Musty odors can be a dead giveaway that the humidity levels in your home are way to high. These odors can also be a sign that mold and mildew growth is present.
4. You notice condensation on your windows.
High humidity levels in your home can cause condensation to form on your windows and sometimes other glass surfaces as well.
5. Your home just feels sticky and uncomfortable.
There is no bigger sign that you need a dehumidifier than a sticky home. Living in the Midwest, we all know what high humidity levels feels like. Keep this icky feeling outdoors in the summer, where it belongs!