Protecting Your Home: The Benefits of Dehumidification

As summer draws near, North Carolina is gearing up for hot and humid conditions. While this weather is great for pool or beach days, no one wants to walk into a humid home at the end of the day. Homes in North Carolina are at risk for high levels of humidity—and often, your crawl space may be the cause. Whether you’re struggling with a humid home or want to prevent it, the benefits of dehumidification speak for themselves! 

How Does Humidity Get in Your Home?

Your home feeling humid doesn’t necessarily mean anything is wrong, but it’s also not particularly comfortable. North Carolina has a humid climate due to being along the coast and its warm summers. Because of this, North Carolina homeowners have to find ways to prevent the humidity from entering their homes. 

Even during our winter seasons, you could increase your home’s humidity by simply using your shower, sink, or other appliances with water. It is important to note that a sudden increase in humidity can mean you have a problem in your home, such as a leak, a faulty HVAC system, or blocked ventilation.

If you have a crawl space, you have likely just found the culprit for your home’s humidity. Without proper ventilation or sealing, the humidity in your crawl space may seep into your home, leaving you feeling uncomfortable and sticky. That’s why our team recommends investing in professional dehumidification services for your crawl space. A dehumidified crawl space often means a comfortable, cool home!

Why You Need Crawl Space Dehumidification

There are several reasons why you should consider getting professional dehumidification services for your crawl space. Here are the main benefits of dehumidification you’ll experience. 

Avoid Water Damage

Humidity is simply the amount of water particles in the air. So while you may not see water, high humidity levels can cause water damage to your home. There are several ways water damage can manifest. One of the most obvious signs is mold and mildew. You may notice this at first in more moist areas of your home, such as your bathroom and kitchen. But if mold and mildew are left unchecked and your home remains humid, it can spread to other rooms. 

Humidity can even weaken and damage the wooden structures of your home. Your furniture and fabrics might start showing signs of water damage as well. Dehumidification not only protects your home and belongings, but it also saves you money from repairs or replacements due to water damage. 

Improve Energy Efficiency

When your home has high levels of humidity, your HVAC unit has to work harder to keep the home cool. During the summer, this can cause your energy bill to be much higher than expected. Dehumidification services keep your home at an ideal level, meaning your home will feel cooler even though your AC is working less. If every summer you’re battling high energy bills, dehumidification may be the answer to a cheaper bill and a more energy-efficient home.

Breathe Cleaner Air

Have you ever walked outside on a summer day and felt the weight of the humidity in the air? The last thing you want to do is come back inside and feel that same weight. Humidity can affect the air quality of your home. Plus, if the humidity is causing mold and mildew as we mentioned earlier, these growths can get into your air conditioning ducts and spread into the air throughout your home. This can lead to lung irritation and even asthma attacks for some people. Dehumidifying your home protects your quality of air and ensures you can breathe easily in your own home. 

Live Comfortably in Your Home

If you’ve been outside on a hot, humid day, you understand how uncomfortable high humidity can be. With high humidity levels, you may constantly feel sticky and moist—you shouldn’t have to constantly have the fan on or pat yourself dry just to remain comfortable in your own home. Dehumidification helps keep your home in an ideal humidity range so that you don’t feel too dry or too moist while spending time with your family.  

Prevent Unwanted Pests

Moisture attracts pests. Like any other creature, they require water to survive and are naturally drawn to sources of moisture and water. If your home is humid, it may become an ideal environment for pests—and no one wants to share their home with pests. 

In the same vein, if your wooden structures are damaged or even beginning to rot due to water damage, it can attract termites and other wood-eating insects that can cause expensive damage. Investing in dehumidification services can double as a pest prevention plan. 

The less humid your home and crawl space is, the less likely you’ll have unwanted pests taking up residence. Plus, when you choose Clint Miller Exterminating for your dehumidification services, we offer yearly pest control inspections of your crawl space to ensure it remains pest-free!

Keep Your Home Comfortable with Clint Miller’s Dehumidification Services

If you’ve been struggling with the problems we listed, we’re happy to assist you in dehumidifying your crawl space! At Clint Miller Exterminating, we use commercial-grade dehumidifiers to reduce moisture, seal any vents that are letting humidity enter your crawl space, and even install a Humidistat device that monitors the humidity levels of your crawl space. Experience the benefits of dehumidification today, and contact our team for our crawl space and dehumidification services!

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