How Do I Know if I Need a Dehumidifier?

Condensation on old window panesDuring the hottest days of summer, not only can the temperature outside rise, but so can the relative humidity. That excessive moisture can enter your home along with the heat and can lead to hot, sticky indoor conditions. Even if you have an air conditioning system, it can have a hard time working when humidity levels are at their peak. How can you tell if your home is too humid, and what can you do if it is? Keep reading to learn more!

5 Signs Your Home May Be Too Humid

During the summer months, humidity can rise and often, modern homes are not built to accommodate higher moisture levels. Because they are built for efficiency, they are very tight and that can make it easy for humidity to get trapped. As a result, you might notice the following signs if your home is overly humid:

  1. Condensation on windows. When warm, moist air meets cool surfaces, condensation forms. If you’ve noticed that the windows and mirrors in your home look fogged over, especially when the air conditioning system is running, it’s probably due to the high humidity in your home.
  2. Mold and mildew growth. Unfortunately, mold and mildew thrive in dark, damp areas of your home. If your home is overly humid, you may find mold and mildew growth, especially in bathrooms, under sinks, and in the basement.
  3. Swelling of flooring and fixtures. Excess moisture can cause hardwood flooring and wooden fixtures to expand and contract, and that can lead to warping and cracking.
  4. Stale, unpleasant odors. If you notice that your home is stinky, it might be due to excess moisture. Humid air tends to hold odors in the home, especially in carpets and upholstered furniture. And, if your home is experiencing mold and mildew growth, that can also lead to unpleasant odors.
  5. Overworked air conditioning system. If your air conditioning system doesn’t seem to be working as efficiently or effectively, one of the main culprits can be high humidity. An air conditioner can help to remove some of the moisture in the air, but in overly humid conditions, it can’t keep up with demand and may expend more energy while keeping your home less comfortable.

How can John Betlem help me with my home dehumidification needs?

At John Betlem, we’re pleased to offer our customers products that can help them enjoy better home comfort, including dehumidification systems. Our Aprilaire E-100 provides a whole host of benefits for your home, including:

  • Optimal Comfort: Say goodbye to sticky, humid air! The E-100 Dehumidifier effectively controls excess moisture, maintaining an ideal humidity level for your home. You’ll experience enhanced comfort, no matter what the weather outside.
  • Healthier Indoor Air: Excessive humidity can lead to mold growth and the proliferation of dust mites, both of which can adversely affect your indoor air quality. The E-100 Dehumidifier reduces these risks, promoting a healthier living environment for you and your loved ones.
  • Energy Efficiency: With its advanced technology and intelligent controls, the E-100 optimizes energy usage, helping you save on utility bills while enjoying a more comfortable home.
  • Easy Integration: Our team of expert technicians can seamlessly integrate the Aprilaire E-100 Dehumidifier into your HVAC system. Rest assured, it will work harmoniously with your existing setup, providing a hassle-free experience.
  • Trustworthy Brand: Aprilaire is a trusted name in indoor air quality solutions. The E-100 Dehumidifier carries the same dedication to quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction that you’ve come to expect from John Betlem Heating & Cooling, Inc.

Trust John Betlem with your dehumidifier installation needs.

At John Betlem, our team of skilled professionals is ready to guide you through the benefits of the Aprilaire E-100 Dehumidifier and help you make an informed decision for your home. Call us today at (585) 326-4767 to schedule a consultation or reply to this email, and we’ll get back to you promptly.