April Showers Bring…
Mold and allergies?
We all know that April showers bring May flowers, but what you might not know is that often with rain comes mold. More than eighty types of mold are associated with lung, nose, and throat problems, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. This can lead to the development of asthma.
Mold thrives in humid indoor and outdoor environments. The air can be full of mold spores during the spring, summer, and fall months in regions that receive an inch or more of rain a week. In the south where it’s warm and humid enough for mold to live all year long, it can be a constant nuisance.
The good news is that you can reduce your exposure with a few simple steps:
Make sure your home’s exhaust fans are vented correctly and in good working condition.
Properly install and maintain rain gutters.
Ensure grading around the foundation slopes away from your home.
Add a Santa Fe stand alone dehumidifier to the affected area(s) of your home or an Ultra whole house ventilating dehumidifier to help eliminate excessive moisture efficiently and powerfully.
LOOKING FOR SPRING ALLERGY RELIEF?
Designed to work with your home’s HVAC system, an Santa Fe Ultra whole-house ventilating dehumidifier brings in fresh, filtered outdoor air. This process dilutes allergens and contaminants, all while dehumidifying the entire home to maintain a set relative humidity (RH) level. With superior MERV-13 filtration, an Santa Fe dehumidifier can remove 90% of the common spring allergens.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF VENTILATION
An airtight and well-insulated home restricts air infiltration from the outside, which allows pollutants and moisture levels to accumulate inside. According to the US Department of Energy, controlling moisture can make your home more energy-efficient, less costly to heat and cool, and more comfortable. Proper ventilation should also be part of a moisture control strategy.
Published on Apr 03 2021
Last Updated on Aug 30 2023