Excess humidity is as much a problem for your home and HVAC system as it is for you. Excess humidity can compromise indoor air quality and potentially damage your home, so it’s important to replace your whole-home dehumidifier if your current one is failing. We’ll go over the signs that indicate it may be time for a new dehumidifier, but as with any upgrade to your system, it’s important to always hire professionals for installation. The NATE-certified technicians at Downtown Air & Heat can install, maintain and repair any whole-home dehumidifier, so call us today.
Signs It’s Time to Install a New Dehumidifier
Here are some signs that it may be time to consider installing a new dehumidifier:
- Aggravated allergy symptoms – mold and mildew thrive in moist environments, as do dust mites. Additionally, pollen likes to cling to the moisture in the air, so if the allergy sufferers in your home have been sneezing more, increased humidity may be why.
- Musty smells – one of the telltale signs you have mold or mildew growth is the odor: mustiness. If you smell this odor in your home, particularly when your HVAC system runs, you may have mold or mildew contamination.
- Visible condensation on inside windows – condensation on the inside of the windows is a solid indication that there is too much moisture in your indoor air. You may also see wet areas on your ceilings and/or walls, and on surfaces.
- Stuffy feeling in the air – humidity holds heat, so even if the temperature is moderate, too much humidity can still make it feel close and stuffy inside.
- Rotting wood – in areas where humidity has existed for a while, there can be damage to wood in your home. Excessive moisture can penetrate wood and cause it to rot.
If you have a dehumidifier, then you know the benefits a whole-home dehumidifier can offer. Don’t let your health or your home suffer with an aging and/or malfunctioning dehumidifier. Call Downtown Air & Heat today and schedule the installation of a new dehumidifier in Orlando with one of our installation experts.