The weather is beginning to cool down, and for many proactive homeowners, this marks a season that is not just dedicated to closeness with family and friends but home repairs and improvements that can be made for when the warm weather returns. Both warm and cold weather has a negative effect on your home, and key adjustments can keep things rolling smoothly and maintain a high quality of life. If you have experienced unpleasant odors coming from your basement or crawl space, such as a moldy or musty smell, your home may just be harboring high moisture due to a variety of variables.
High humidity in the surrounding climate can contribute to a hefty amount of moisture intrusion to your basement or crawl space. Sometimes homes are also built on high water tables, and the moisture from the ground makes its way up into the underside of your home. However it gets there (up to 80% and 90% of humidity leaks into your home from the basement!), too much moisture spells trouble for a strong home foundation and healthy living environment. Today we are going to talk about a dehumidification system for your home that can help with keeping the basement or crawl space of your home dry. That system is the Aprilaire whole-home dehumidification system. Here are some of the benefits for your home:
- Your air conditioner is working with dry air, increasing its efficiency and lowering the amount of energy it uses to do so.
- These units are substantially safer than portable unit dehumidifiers which have been recalled by the millions for safety hazards and causing damage to homes.
- Our units are much cheaper than portable unit dehumidifiers, which can cost from $200 to $300 more every year in electricity.
Whether an Aprilaire whole-home dehumidification system is installed into the floor of your crawl space with a drain system, or it is ducted directly to your HVAC system, your home will thank you for the assistance in its battle against moisture intrusion. If you are looking for dehumidification options for your home, give Barrier Waterproofing Systems a call at (615) 257-1060 | (931) 536-1168.