UPDATED: October 28, 2021
As we approach hotter days and shorter nights, balanced indoor humidity becomes the key to maximize comfort. Properly maintaining moisture indoors is the best way to ensure, not only that your home is comfortable, but also the integrity of your property and family’s health.
High humidity is often associated with summer, but humidity fluctuates and can be a problem regardless of the season – window condensation is clear sign of too much moisture that typically happens in the winter. To avoid the problems associated with excess moisture the indoor humidity level should be maintained between 30-50%, as recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Why you Need a Dehumidifier?
Moisture is produced in every type of indoor situation, from washing hands, making a cup of coffee, to the dog drinking from their water bowl, even breathing adds moisture to the air. Too much moisture in the air can lead to a range of problems that can cause property damage and health concerns.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution to help maintain proper indoor humidity levels and help prevent problems associated with moisture. A tankless dehumidifier works to continuously collect and drain moisture in the air – automatic draining so you don’t have the burden of emptying a reservoir tank daily. The United States Environmental Protection Agency states “humidity or dampness (water vapor) in the air can supply enough moisture for mold growth. Indoor relative humidity (RH) should be kept below 60 percent – ideally between 30 percent and 50 percent.”1
“Controlling moisture can make your home more energy-efficient, less costly to heat and cool, more comfortable, and prevent mold growth.”
– U.S. Department of ENERGY 2
You can gauge the relative humidity of your property with a hygrometer, which can typically be purchased at hardware or home improvement stores.
A hygrometer is a device that measures the amount of humidity, or moisture content, indoors. Hygrometers can vary in design from basic hand-held devices to more detailed instruments, such as cooled mirror dew point hygrometers, which measure humidity using condensation temperature.
Hygrometers help monitor the amount of moisture in your apartment or home and are useful for achieving recommended indoor humidity levels.
No need to purchase a hygrometer, there is a simple ICE CUBE TEST you can use to determine the level of humidity in your apartment, home, condos, and more.
Learn about the Benefits of Tankless Dehumidification
1. United States Environmental Protection Agency | EPA, July 2021, accessed October 2021, <https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-course-chapter-2#Chapter2Lesson3>
2. Energy Saver, Moisture Control, U.S. Department of Energy, accessed October 2021, <https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/moisture-control>