Having humidity build up in your Arizona home isn’t uncommon. However, how do you know when there’s too much humidity and that you need a dehumidifier? After all, too much humid air not only leaves you feeling uncomfortable but also isn’t healthy because it can spur on the growth of mold and mildew. Here are three signs that you could improve your indoor air quality with a dehumidifier.
Probably one of the most common and easiest signs to spot is the buildup of condensation. Typically, you’ll notice condensation on the windows, doors and even walls. Some condensation buildup is fine, but if you notice it often, your home could benefit from a dehumidifier.
Mold and mildew thrive in areas with high humidity. Thus, it stands to reason that the development of mold spots is a clear indication that your home’s humidity level is too high. Sometimes, these spots arise in rooms that also have a stale smell.
Creaky Floors, Doors and More
Old houses might simply creak and crack because of their age. Other times, it’s a sign of high humidity because the wood in your house expands as it absorbs moisture. The expansion can cause the structural joints to loosen, which may damage the structural integrity of your home and the annoying creaky sound that you hear when you walk around. If your home only creaks and cracks in certain rooms, those rooms could have high humidity.
Let Affirmative Air Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
If your home shows any of these signs, you and your family could benefit from a dehumidifier. At Affirmative Air, we can help you install a whole-house dehumidifier, which will make your Mesa, Arizona, home more comfortable. Reach out to Affirmative Air today to learn more about the complete HVAC services that we offer.