Relative Humidity and Your Home
Unless you live in an arid climate, periods of high humidity create a myriad of problems for structures and people. Symptoms of high humidity would include:
- A musty odor in your home, and/or basement and crawl space
- Allergic reactions to mold and/or dust mites
- Visible mold growth in your home, basement, and/or crawl space
- Cupped wood floors
- Feeling “sticky” or “muggy”
- Visible condensation/water stains
- Peeling wallpaper/blistering paint
What Should My Relative Humidity Be?
Every homeowner should own a hygrometer that measures temperature and relative humidity (RH). The ideal relative humidity for health and comfort is about 40–50%. In the winter months, it may have to be lower than 40% RH to avoid condensation on the windows.
Better Indoor Air Quality
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 or Ultra Aire by Santa Fe dehumidifier.
Mold growth can lead to costly remediation projects that may not be covered by homeowner insurance policies. Excess moisture in the home can cause damage to wood floors, furniture, artwork, electronics and the overall structure of the home.
We offer a full line of high-capacity and energy-efficient free-standing and whole home units designed and manufactured for any area in your home that requires unmatched humidity control.