3 Signs That You May Need a Dehumidifier

As you’ve probably heard someone proclaim at some point, “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” that makes you uncomfortable on hot summer days. There is actually some truth to this claim, even if it is a bit of an oversimplification. If the air in your home is just too humid, you are going to run into a few different problems, with discomfort being just the tip of the iceberg.

That is why you may want to consider the use of a whole-house dehumidifier in your home. If you do decide to use a dehumidifier in Greenwich, CT, allow us to install and service that system.

Signs of High Humidity in Your Home

There are a few signs that you may have excessive levels of humidity in your living space. First of all, you may well feel less comfortable therein when it is hot out. This is due to the fact that high humidity levels inhibit the evaporation of sweat off of our bodies. This is our natural cooling process, and if the air around you is saturated, you may feel hot and sticky as a result. That is not a comfortable way to live.

You may also smell musty, mildew odors throughout your home. If so, you cannot simply open up your windows to air the house out. You don’t want to waste the energy that you’ve used to cool your home, and the air outside is likely very humid, too.

Finally, you may notice damp spots or signs of water staining on your carpets or at the base of your walls. You really want to get that kind of humidity out of your house as soon as possible. This creates a very real risk of mold growth in your home, and that can lead a very costly removal process.

Schedule your whole-house dehumidifier services with T&H Mechanical Systems.