It gets hot in Twin Cities during the summer, plain and simple. And when warm weather strikes, it usually brings high levels of moisture along with it. Not only does high humidity make it more difficult for our bodies to cool down, but it can have negative effects on our homes as well. Find out how a whole-home dehumidification system can keep things under control as we head into the warmer months of the year, below.
What is Humidity?
It’s the measure of the volume of moisture present in the air and it dictates how we perceive temperature. When there’s too much of it, it’s more difficult for our bodies to cool down and can potentially increase the effects of ailments like asthma and other breathing difficulties or headaches.
But there’s more to it than just the effects it has on our bodies. Humidity can peel paint, cause mold to grow and cause floor boards to expand. High humidity also attracts termites, rats and roaches which can all wreak havoc on your home.
Why Consider a Dehumidification Solution?
If your home has damp or musty areas (such as in kitchens and basements) or you've noticed condensation pooling on window sills and walls then you probably have too much humidity in your home. A dehumidification solution will help reduce the levels of humidity and provide greater comfort while allowing you to save money on cooling bills at the same time. Just think, you won’t have to run your air conditioner as frequently if the air inside your home feels dry and more comfortable.
Take control of the humidity levels in your Twin Cities - St. Paul home, and call and speak with the home comfort experts at Hero Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today.