A Dry Basement Means Healthy Indoor Air for the Whole Home
Here in Wisconsin, most basements are connected to the rest of the home through ductwork. So when there are moisture problems down low, it effects the rest of the home. Things like clamminess, wood rot, and asthma/allergy flare ups become topics of concern. The problem is that without the right equipment, removing excess humidity can be inconvenient, messy, ineffective, and costly. The ideal relative humidity level indoors should hover around 45%; anything over 50% is too moist and should be lowered to avoid the problems associated with disproportionately humid air.
The Arid Pro automatically monitors and removes moistures from the air when necessary. It works with or without ducted HVAC systems and despite its basement location, removes up to 12 gallons of water per day. Homeowners in Wisconsin benefit most from the Arid Pro during the warmer months when the air is naturally more humid.
Signs of Excess Indoor Moisture
When the relative humidity in your home gets above 50%, the signs are hard to miss.
Your Health & Comfort are Compromised
When indoor air is too moist, it accelerates the growth and spread of mold, mildew, fungi, bacteria, and viruses that cause illnesses and asthma/allergy flare ups. And because humid air feels warmer, it can make the air inside your home feel hot and muggy.
- Feels muggy, hot, & uncomfortable
- Musty odors
Climbing Energy Bills
Just as dry air feels cooler, humid air feels warmer and can leave you feeling hot and uncomfortable. In response, many homeowners make the mistake of turning up their air conditioning (and the bill) when it’s the humidity level that really needs to be reduced. If your cooling bills are climbing, it could be a sign that its being taxed.
Damage to Home and Furnishings
Homeowners spend over $420 billion on home improvements, much of which can easily be damaged by excess moisture in the air. When the humidity level indoor rises above 50%, it can damage your home’s furnishings, structure, and mechanical systems. As condensation forms on toilet tanks, water pipes, HVAC systems, and other mechanical objects, it can cause rust or fungus, and lead to failed parts and mechanisms. Failed parts can prevent proper operation and may mean costly repairs.
- Musty odors
- Wood rot
- Moldy carpet
- Rust/fungus on mechanicals
- Soggy drywall/peeling paint
Call (414) 296-6336, or submit the form to the right for more information.