Did you know that 50% of the air you breathe on the first floor of your home may come from your basement? Most basements have a damp atmosphere, which can create wood rot, mold and musty odors. Installing a basement dehumidifier is the best way to prevent those issues and control the humidity levels in your home. Here are some benefits of having a basement dehumidifier in your home.
Prevents Structural Damage
Humidity in your basement can cause structural damage by creating moisture on the walls and wood. A dehumidifier installed in your home’s basement will allow you to control the humidity levels. This will allow you to keep the basement dry and maintain the structural integrity of your floor system and walls.
Moisture in your home’s basement may cause unwanted allergens, such as dust mites, mold, and mildew. These airborne allergens can impact the health of you and your family. Installing a basement dehumidifier helps control moisture, eliminating the unwanted allergens that come with a damp basement.
Prevents Musty Odors
Basement moisture creates mold and mildew, which can cause a nasty smell to travel throughout the home. These odors create an unpleasant living space for you and your family. Dehumidifiers will eliminate that musty smell by pulling moisture from the air, preventing mold and mildew from growing.
Humidity can make your home feel clammy and wet to the touch. Your air conditioning unit has to work extra hard in order to remove moisture and keep the air cool. This can raise your energy costs! Overworking of your AC may also lead to costly repairs and possible replacement of the unit. Basement dehumidifiers help keep the humidity levels low, which may help keep your energy bills low too.
Protecting your family and your home is important. Moisture in your basement may affect the quality of the air you breathe, your energy bills, and the structural integrity of your home. Call Indiana Foundation Service at (800) 978-6980 or fill out the form below for a free moisture reading in your basement.