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Indoor humidity can contribute to indoor pollution and higher utility bills. Installing a dehumidifier in the crawl space of your home may mitigate some of these harmful effects. Here are some signs you might need to install a dehumidifier in your Chapel Hill, NC, home.

A Musty Smell

The stench of a musty odor is a common symptom of unwanted biological growth. Harmful biological growth leads to health problems such as allergies, difficulty breathing and even skin irritation. Dehumidifiers keep you safe from these adverse health effects by preventing biological growth.

Structural Damage

Excess humidity damages your home. Damages caused by humidity often include:

  • Sagging doors and floors
  • Insect infestation
  • Rust
  • Sagging insulation
  • Wood rot

Humidity in the House

Air circulation usually starts from the bottom of your house and moves upward. If you’re experiencing indoor humidity, your crawl space may be causing the problem. If your AC system is running on full blast but the air is still clammy, check the humidity level in your crawl space.

Allergies or Asthma Symptoms

Humid environments encourage biological growth. Microbes in your home may release spores into the air that can make it difficult to breathe. Prevent these allergy or asthma symptoms by removing the moisture from the air.

Pests in the Crawl Space

Humid areas attract pests. Installing a dehumidifier in the space often eradicates crawl space infestations.

The above symptoms may be cause for worry, but they don’t have to be. Installing a dehumidifier in your crawl space, using a purifier or air cleaner, or installing a ventilator prevents these things. At A&E Heating & Air conditioning, we’re here to help with all your indoor air quality concerns, so give us a call or visit our website to learn more. Our team will be more than happy to answer your questions.

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