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In our experience helping keep homes comfortable, healthy, and efficient here on the Eastern Shore, we find it rare that dehumidifying a home will come down to a single issue with how a home is performing. Though a crawl space may be leaky and musty, there are often other issues with the overall “tightness” of a home—which we call the building envelope.
Though some homes may benefit from the installation a dehumidifier under the house, at Total Home Performance we also offer whole home dehumidifiers installation to keep your home free of excess moisture, increase your overall home comfort, and reduce the risk of mold and moisture growth.
When Is A Whole Home Dehumidifier Necessary?
In order to better understand how humidity is entering and accumulating in your home, Total Home Performance begins with a moisture assessment that is included in each of our home energy audits. Once we have a clear picture of where and how moisture is entering your home, we can develop a plan for indoor dehumidification.
The crawl space can become a magnet for outside humidity, via air leaks, foundation cracks, and even outdated insulation. It is not uncommon for temperature differences between the crawl space and the rest of the living space to cause that humid air from under your feet to make its way into the rest of the home, causing comfort and indoor air quality issues. In some cases, installing a crawl space dehumidifier can resolve these issues. However, these moisture issues can also be further exacerbated by air leaks and insufficient insulation above the crawl space, requiring air sealing and other home performance upgrades.
If humidity issues still persist after your home has been properly air sealed and insulated, the best way to dehumidify a damp house is with a whole home dehumidifier!
How A Whole Home Dehumidification Works
You may already be familiar with a whole room dehumidifier, or a portable indoor dehumidifier that pulls moisture out of the air in the room they are installed in. Whole home dehumidifiers work similarly, but are conveniently installed onto your existing HVAC system.
This type of central dehumidifier is particularly effective at reducing high humidity levels throughout an entire living space, and providing many benefits, such as:
Increased indoor air quality
Greater home comfort
Reduced risk of mold and mildew
Fewer unpleasant indoor odors
Less window condensation
At Total Home Performance, we trust Ultra-Aire and April-Aire whole home humidifiers for their superior dehumidification, and energy efficiency, which exceeds the current Department of Energy standards!
Eastern Maryland Whole Home Dehumidifier Installation
Looking for ways to dehumidify a damp room, or even your entire home? Schedule an energy audit and moisture assessment with the indoor humidity experts at Total Home Performance. We can pair you with the right home improvements and dehumidification solutions to keep your indoor humidity levels where they should be.