Humidity Control

You can prevent excess moisture from getting into the concrete or wood and causing problems with humidity control systems. If you have a crawl space or a full basement, installing humidity control systems is an effective way to get rid of the moisture inside. While this might seem more costly than installing it inside your home, it will prevent any foundation damage caused by humidity. The best way to keep the humidity levels in check is with an automatic system that runs whenever needed. You'll also want to choose one that has an automatic shutoff, so it isn't running all the time when the humidity levels are normal for basements which causes unnecessary energy waste.

Humidity Control Solutions for PA, NY, & FL

Most proprietors maintain their property inside and out to keep their patrons or guests happy. Yet one crucial factor affecting most inhabitants' quality of life is the air quality, specifically the air in the foundation of a structure.

When you walk into a room with humid air, it can be bad for your health. You may develop allergies, asthma, headaches, and other respiratory problems from dust and mold in the air. The same goes for an environment with dry air, causing dry skin, chapped lips, and other severe respiratory health issues.

Fortunately, Midstate Basement Authorities has many humidity control solutions to be implemented in any property with poor air quality. Maintaining an ideal indoor humidity level is essential for the health and well-being of everyone who lives, works, or visits a building. That's why our professional solutions help you to achieve ideal indoor humidity levels for any property.

So if you're ready to take control of your air quality, contact Midstate Basement Authorities today. We even offer 100% free online estimations so you can know what services you need and for how much.

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What is Relative Humidity?

The relative humidity of a room is the amount of moisture in the air compared to how much water the air can hold at a specific temperature. The ideal humidity level for most indoor environments is between 30 and 50%. With cold air, less moisture is absorbed by the atmosphere, resulting in a low-humidity climate compared to the outdoors. Hot air, on the other hand, absorbs much more water, resulting in muggy air indoors from high humidity.

Humidity control for foundations and sub-levels is vital for keeping your home in good condition. If the humidity level is too high, it can cause the foundation to take on moisture and have issues in the future. If the level is too low, it can cause the foundation to dry out, resulting in cracks and other damage.

The effects of humidity on your foundation are essential to understand to maintain a healthy and long-lasting foundation. If ignored, the conditions in the air can damage concrete or foundation supports, causing them to become weak over time. This damage will continue to grow more prominent over time, so it's vital to remember that if you don't fix this problem immediately, you'll need more costly repairs.

Midstate Basement Authorities offers a wide range of humidity control solutions for residential and commercial properties across PA, NY, and FL. We aim to make these solutions as cost-effective as possible, guiding clients to make the repairs and fortifications that are only necessary.

How to Tell You Need A Humidity Control System

Depending on many factors, it can be difficult to tell when or if one should consider investing in a humidity control system. Factors such as your local climate, your property's current condition, and any previous measures taken to control the humidity level significantly affect whether it's wise to act. That's why we'll inform our clients about what conditions to look for in different climate control situations to determine if a humidity control system might be helpful for their property.

You may need a humidity system if you own a residential property that is in relatively good condition yet live in an area that experiences frequent rain and a lot of humidity. To avoid potential damages from rain and moisture buildup, it may be worth your time to look into installing a system or repairing any previously installed units. 

Doing so will allow you to maintain a healthy indoor atmosphere, even when the weather outside is humid and muggy. In addition, a humidity system makes it easier for everyone who lives in your home or works at your property to remain comfortable as temperatures shift throughout the day.

On the other hand, if you own a residential or commercial property already suffering from foundation cracks or further damage, it's best to make humidity control among foundation repairs. The longer you wait to address the injury, the worse it will get over time. So, if you want to protect your property from further damage at a reasonable price, it's best to act soon.

Why It's Important To Monitor Your Home's Humidity Level

No matter what area you live in, humidity levels that are too high or too low can result in moisture problems that worsen over time. If you want to save time, money, and your home's energy, you need to consider installing humidity control systems. Lowering the humidity in spaces that need to remove moisture from the air is an easy fix. In addition, you can protect your foundation by preventing excess moisture from getting into it. Extra moisture protection can save you from extensive repairs and make your home safer for your family.

Symptoms of High Indoor Humidity Levels

We've previously skimmed over some of the symptoms of having a relatively high humidity level in a foundation. The following text will review indications of high humidity levels:

  • Damp air: If the air inside your building feels sticky or muggy, it's likely due to high humidity. This can cause floors to feel slippery, which can be dangerous if wet surfaces are present.
  • Cracking in masonry: Another standard indicator of excess moisture in the air is breaking in the masonry of your foundation. Cracks may appear on basement floors or even outside walls.
  • Foul odors: In a home with high humidity, you're more likely to experience foul odors from mold and mildew growth, especially if standing water is present. If this condition persists, it can lead to health problems.
  • Mold and mildew growth: Many properties with high humidity will experience mold and mildew growth. Bacterial growth is almost guaranteed if standing water is present that can't evaporate. Mold will begin to damage the property's structure, so you should address your structure immediately if you notice its presence.

Symptoms of Low Indoor Humidity Levels

As you can see, there are a lot of adverse effects of having a high indoor humidity level for extended periods. This section will detail the symptoms to look for when a property suffers from low humidity levels.

  • Allergy symptoms: Low humidity levels are more likely to cause common allergies such as asthma, hay fever, and sinus infections. Suppose you're regularly experiencing these or other allergy symptoms in your building. In that case, it may indicate that the humidity levels are too low and need to be corrected.
  • Electronics failure: Low indoor humidity can cause electronics, such as computers, to stop functioning correctly. The low humidity is to blame if you notice frequent issues with your electronic devices in your building.
  • Static shocks: If you notice yourself getting regular static shocks, it's likely due to your building having low humidity levels. You can quickly correct this by installing a humidifier unit or other device to keep humidity levels at the right level.

If you're concerned about the indoor air quality of your home or business, don't hesitate to call Midstate Basement Authorities. We have the expertise to help you find a solution that will keep your property comfortable and safe. Call us today!

Control Excessive Moisture with Humidity Control Systems

You can prevent moisture from getting into the concrete or wood and causing problems with humidity control systems. For example, if you have a crawl space or a full basement, installing humidity control systems eliminates the moisture inside. While this might seem more costly than installing it inside your home, it will prevent any foundation damage caused by humidity.

The best way to keep the humidity levels in check is with an automatic system that runs whenever needed. You'll also want to choose one that has an automatic shutoff. An automatic shutoff pump is preferable, as it won't run all the time when the humidity levels are normal for basements, helping to save you energy and money.

Different Types of Humidity Control Systems

We install several different kinds of dehumidifiers depending on the severity of the problem. For example, since basements are usually more prone to moisture damage, they typically require a more robust system that can handle a larger volume of humidity. The following sections detail a bit more about the varying types of humidity control systems that are commonly used in buildings and homes today:

Whole-House Humidifier / Dehumidifier

One of the best ways to control your home's humidity levels is to invest in a whole-house humidifier or whole-house dehumidifier. These systems add moisture to the air in your home, ensuring that every room is comfortable year-round. In addition, they are easy to install and maintain and help you avoid problems like dry skin, cracks in wood floors or furniture, or an increased risk of colds and illness.

Portable (De)Humidifier

Portable dehumidifiers and humidifiers are adequate humidity level control systems. These easy-to-move systems work great for homeowners and business owners in most climates. Portable humidifiers can use these devices to help reduce or eliminate the growth of mold and mildew, as well as help alleviate symptoms associated with allergies and asthma.

Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air, while humidifiers add water. By controlling the humidity levels in your home or business, you can create a more comfortable environment and help to protect your property from damage. Depending on your needs, you'll find portable dehumidifiers and humidifiers in all sorts of various sizes and styles. They also can be rented or purchased outright.

ERV

When managing the humidity in your home or business, you want an effective and efficient system. We recommend ERV dehumidifiers or humidifiers for superior humidity control in states like NY, PA, and FL climates. Manufacturers design these units to maintain a comfortable humidity level by removing moisture from the air and replenishing it with fresh, dry air.

Additionally, they are energy-efficient, operating silently and without creating any condensation. As a result, you can feel confident that your property is being managed adequately without any noticeable impact on your comfort or utility bills. For superior humidity control, ERV humidifier systems are a clear choice.

HRV

Humidity level control is essential when creating and maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. In areas with high humidity, such as New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida, excess moisture can lead to many problems, including mold growth, musty odors, and damage to furniture and flooring.

A whole-house humidity level control system can help to mitigate these issues by keeping the air at a comfortable level of moisture. One type of system particularly well-suited to this purpose is an HRV dehumidifier. 

Manufacturers design HRV dehumidifiers to work with your home's existing heating and cooling system to regulate the humidity level throughout the house. Removing excess moisture from the air can help create a more comfortable indoor environment while protecting your home from damage. 

An HRV dehumidifier is a perfect solution to improve your home's indoor air quality and protect your investment.

Humidity Control Systems Installed by Midstate Basement Authorities

Even when there are no apparent signs of excess or insufficient humidity in your home, you may still live in a humid area. A humid outdoor environment still raises the chances of your house needing an automatic humidity control system to prevent foundation damage. Fortunately, our team is always here to help remove excess moisture from your crawl space or basement.

Midstate Basement Authorities use dehumidifiers that are easy to install and only require a small amount of maintenance throughout the year. 

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Learn more about our humidity control systems or schedule a free estimate. Our team is available 24/7 to help improve your home's air quality and save you time, money, and stress. We look forward to assisting you!

Midstate Basement Authorities is a trusted company providing humidity control systems for residential homes. With years of experience under our belts, we are well-equipped with the knowledge and human resources to provide lasting solutions for all your home's moisture problems!


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