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We all know that familiar stuffy feeling outside, when the Maryland weather turns from the pleasant spring temperatures to the humid and stuffy summer heat. But when that humidity makes its way into your home, it can feel like there is nowhere to hide from the sticky humidity.
Excessive indoor humidity and a stuffy home is not something you have to be complacent about! This is why Total Home Performance has developed a humidity and moisture assessment, to get at the heart of why your house is so humid and come up with a plan for what you should be doing to control humidity and moisture in your home.
Dehumidification Step 1: Where is the Moisture Coming From?
There are a few ways one could dehumidify their home: active dehumidification equipment, increased use of an air conditioner, and even basic ventilation techniques, like utilizing bathroom fans and oven range hood fans. However, if there are areas in your home that are allowing outside humidity to infiltrate, dehumidification techniques are only going to go so far! There are multiple ways moisture can build up in your home, including:
Interior sources of moisture:
Exterior sources of moisture infiltration:
Open doors and windows
Air leaks throughout the home
Crawl space/ Basement issues
The main goal of our humidity and moisture assessment is to locate all of the areas—both within your home and in the construction of your home—that are allowing for moisture to accumulate in your living space. Over time, excess moisture can lead to many unwanted symptoms, including:
That familiar stuffy/sticky feeling
These symptoms of high indoor humidity levels add up to unhealthy indoor air quality, reduced efficiency of your HVAC system, and can eventually cause damage to the construction of your home!
What Happens After Your Assessment?
Once we are sure no stone has been left unturned when it comes to moisture infiltration and accumulation, we will work with you to develop customized recommendations for how to keep your home dry, comfortable, and safe. This can include permanently closing up any air leaks in your home through a process called air sealing, upgrading your insulation for more stable indoor temperatures, fully encapsulating your crawl space, or even adding whole-house ventilation or dehumidification equipment.
Bonus Savings: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
By trusting Total Home Performance with your home improvement project, you will qualify for the rebates and savings of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program!
Stay Dry with Total Home Performance
No two homes will have the exact same moisture and humidity issues, and the results of your humidity and moisture assessment will direct us as to how we can best reduce the humidity and stuffy air that your home accumulates throughout the year. Don’t settle for being uncomfortable in the humid air of your home!