May is National Home Improvement Month and Santa Fe Dehumidifiers is celebrating by offering tips and advice to help you choose the right dehumidifier for your home.
Home is where the heart is. And unfortunately, it’s often where the humidity is too. Ensuring a comfortable home and safeguarding your family’s health begins with a durable and reliable Santa Fe dehumidifier.
Excess moisture in the home can cause damage to wood floors, furniture, artwork, electronics and the overall structure of the home. Some examples include:
Wood rot in floor joists and support piers occurs when the moisture content is above 28%. This can happen for several reasons, including water leaks, but the most common is when the relative humidity is above 70%. If wood in a crawl space absorbs too much moisture, it becomes susceptible to damage caused by rot or termites. This sort of damage reduces the wood’s ability support the weight of the structure above.
Mold can lead to costly remediation projects that may not be covered by homeowner insurance policies.
Pests are believed to cause more structural damage to homes each year than fires and storms combined. These unhealthy and damaging critters need water to survive. High humidity in the home not only provides them a life-sustaining water supply, but it’s also an invitation for further infestation and colonization.
Santa Fe features the most complete line of dehumidifiers. From whole-house dehumidification to standalone, we have dehumidifiers to take on any application.
To help simplify your search even further, we’ve created a handy dehumidifier sizing chart. This chart will help you choose the right size dehumidifier.