Have you ever been in your basement and noticed a damp or musty odor? Believe it or not, this is a common thing among average basements all over. It’s during these times that people should really invest in a great dehumidifier. A dehumidifier removes moisture from the air. It’s a common thing for an average basement to contain high levels of moisture in the air. This can cause mold, musty odors, allergies, and upper respiratory illness if untreated! It is important to be aware of what’s going on in your basement. If you’re noticing you or others in your home are sick more than usual, you may want to look into this. It’s the things you don’t know sometimes that can really be a difference maker! See the signs and take action!
Choose the right dehumidifier for your home
Dehumidifies the entire space, filters the air, circulates the air, energy efficient, drains automatically.
What you need to know about humidity and how to control it.
Keep The Windows Closed
- Use the right dehumidifier for your home
- Let as little air in from the outside as possible
- Regulate relative humidity below 50%
- Clean the air while dehumidifying
- Dust mites need an environment with above 50% relative humidity to thrive.
- Mold needs an environment with 60-70% relative humidity to grow.
- The “Stack Effect”
Test the “Stack Effect”
- Close all windows
- Open basement window
- Air blasts in
- Close basement window
- Go to the highest floor of the house
- Open the window, no air blasting in
Did you know…
- You breathe the basement and crawlspace air, like it or not!
- Airflow in the house moves from the bottom to the top
- As much as 50% of the air you breathe upstairs comes from the basement or crawlspace