Humidity in the basement can create problems throughout your home. It is important to regulate and control the amount of moisture in your basement’s air. A great home improvement investment is a whole basement dehumidifier.
Help Regulate Home Percentage of Humidity
Throughout your home it is recommended that the humidity level be around fifty percent. Higher levels of humidity can cause problems in the home such as mold. If the humidity is less than fifty percent, you run into the problems of dry air complications. Ideally, you want your home’s humidity level to be around fifty percent.
Dry Air Complications
When the humidity in your home is less than fifty percent the air becomes very dry. Our skin needs moisture throughout the day to remain healthy. Dry skin and dry nasal patches become a problem with dry air. You will not feel as comfortable in your home as you should.
Wet Air Complications
If the humidity is higher than fifty percent in your home the air becomes wet or moist. This moist air then condenses on surfaces within the home including baseboards and flooring. A whole basement is close to the ground surface and can absorb moisture, which is then released into the air. Wet surfaces increase the chance of mold growth in your home and even the potential for wood rotting. Too much mold can cause health risks as well as irritate allergies.
Humidity Controlled Whole Basement Dehumidifiers
Placing a humidity controlled whole basement dehumidifier in your home will help to eliminate the problems of having air that is too dry or too wet. You can use the controls on the unit to set the humidity level at the appropriate setting to maintain an approximate fifty percent humidity level in your basement. These units are slightly higher than other units but are well worth the investment.
Decreased Mold Spores in the Air
As mold grows it releases spores into the air. These spores can cause respiratory complications as well as increase allergy problems for your family. The basement is a prime area for mold to grow if there is too much humidity in the home.
The mold spores are released into the air and flow throughout your home through your central air system in both the warm and cooler months of the year. If you reduce mold growth in your basement, you are preventing the mold spores from spreading throughout your home.
Decreased Cleaning Time
You will spend less time cleaning your home by controlling the humidity in the basement. Mold spores that settle throughout the home form more mold. You will find yourself having to clean other areas of your home, in addition to the basement, because of too much humidity within the basement.
Whole basement dehumidifiers are ideal for controlling the humidity levels, which in turn will reduce the amount of mold and mold spores that are circulating throughout the home.
Whole basement dehumidifiers come in various sizes and capacities. The larger both your basement and your home, you will need a larger unit. The units are measured by how much water is pulled out of the air per twenty-four hour period. It is best to select one that will be able to pull enough moisture from the air to maintain a 50% humidity level.
If you purchase a unit with controls, you can select a larger unit that will not have to be emptied as often without running the risk of having the air too dry in your home.
Whole basement dehumidifiers help you to maintain your entire home’s humidity level at approximately fifty-percent. The decrease in mold and mold spores will help your family’s health and save time cleaning your home.
Dehumidifiers with control settings allow you to adjust the amount of water that is pulled from the air per twenty-four hours and to purchase a larger unit that will not have to be emptied as often.