Too Much Moisture In Your Home?

home_moisture.jpgSpring in Georgia has brought strong fluctuations in temperature recently.  Drastic temperature changes can create more moisture in the air.  And your home that is tightly sealed to keep air in can be also holding in more moisture.  Too much moisture can lead to poor indoor air quality for you and your family’s home.  Poor quality air can lead to allergies, sinus congestion, coughing, sneezing, and headaches.

Whole House Dehumidifier
If you live in an older, less ventilated home you may also want to use a dehumidifier to help balance the humidity in your home.  Dehumidifiers are commonly placed in basements, since they are underground and do not get a lot of warmth or direct sunlight, or in bathrooms without windows or specific areas in the home that require moist removal.

Dehumidify Your Crawl Space
Crawl space with bare earth floors are a huge source of moisture. As moisture evaporates from the earth, houses built on such crawl spaces will experience higher humidity levels. Reese Services can help you encapsulate your crawl space.  Encapsulation uses a vapor retarder (polyethylene or heavy plastic sheets) as a ground cover in crawl spaces to prevent moisture problems.

Do not underestimate the importance of proper humidity levels
Improper indoor humidity levels are a common home hazard that is often underestimated. Dust mites and other allergens, pathogens, and noxious chemicals are more abundant in humid conditions.  Allergies, headaches, asthma symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath or a chronic cough also indicate you could benefit a lot from lowering moist content in the indoor air. The installation of dehumidifiers, ventilation, air conditioning, humidity monitors, and proper insulation adjustments can all help to regulate the ideal home humidity.  Contact Reese Services today to install or replace a new dehumidifier, humidifier or spray foam insulation today.  Our technicians can also sign you up for a service agreement to keep your HVAC equipment running smoothly all year.