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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The crawl space can become a magnet for outside humidity, via air leaks, foundation cracks, and even outdated insulation.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. 

Struggling to keep your home dry and comfortable? Keep your Eastern Shore home healthy by scheduling an energy audit or separate moisture assessment. Contact us or call (410) 469-7594 today for more information.

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  • Total home performance did a great job sealing, removing decking in attic and installing new insulation and attic tent. They cleaned everything left no mess. Wife was very happy when she got home.

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  • All went well. Very polite and professional. Finished work in timely manner. Hope it helps improve our heating costs!

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  • I can only say one word for the performance of Total Home Performance LLC is EXCELLENCE in all areas of work performed. Aside from a job well done, cleaned up working space at the end of each day, kept me informed as to what was taking place from day to day, and also finished the job on time.

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  • From start to finish a very good experience. Complete analysis of needed upgrading to implementation was very positive experience. Work crew was very responsible and personable.

    Maryland Local
  • The workers were experienced, fast, and neat. In addition they were polite. This is my first year in my home so I have no way of comparing my energy use this year with other years. I am satisfied with the work done.

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  • Matt Hargrove and his crew were excellent, on time and completed the work as indicated with no additional a-la carte charges. Matt came out on the evening of hurricane Irene after we noticed our sump pump not working.

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