3 Signs That You Need a Dehumidifier in Your Home

Have you ever been told that it is not the heat, but rather the humidity, responsible for making you uncomfortable during the summer season? While not strictly the case, there is some truth in this statement. If the air in your home is very humid, you certainly are going to have a tough time keeping cool and comfortable when the temperature rises.

That is why you may want to incorporate a whole-house dehumidifier into your HVAC system. We understand that you may be hesitant to spend money on equipment that you’re not sure if you need, of course. That is why we’ve put together a few tips to help you spot the need for a dehumidifier in Miami, FL.

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Heavy, Sticky Air

Humid air is going to retain heat better than dry air would, which is why so many people are adamant in their belief that humidity is the cause of discomfort. Have you ever felt as though the air surrounding you is somehow heavy or sticky, though? This is indicative of the actual problem with humid air. When the air is saturated with moisture, it makes it difficult for sweat to evaporate off of our skin. This is the body’s natural cooling process, so this inability is a serious issue.

Water Stains/Musty Odors

Can you see damp spots on your carpeting, or water stains on your walls? If so, you may not have a plumbing leak in your home, but simply very humid air therein. When moisture in the air condensates on a surface, it can lead to considerable water damage. If you can smell a musty odor in your home, it could be the result of damp air.

Mold Growth

Ideally, you’ll have any issues with high humidity in your home resolved well before you actually see any mold growth therein. Once mold has taken hold, you’ll need to work with mold remediation professionals to have the problem resolved. Damp conditions can lead to biological pollutants like mold to thrive.

Contact One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® of Miami to schedule professional indoor air quality services.