According to the EPA, Americans on average spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Growing scientific evidence states that the concentrations of some indoor pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations. These pollutants can come from increased use of synthetic building materials, furnishings, personal care products, pesticides, and household cleaners.
Homeowners in Westchester know that with hot summer temperatures comes high humidity. Too much of it can be uncomfortable and can cause mold growth. In fact, humidity levels above 55% can cause mold and bacteria to grow if left in a room for 24-48 hours.
When it’s hot and humid in New York, the last thing you want is damage to your home and your belongings from the extra humidity. Keeping your home cool helps, but adding a dehumidifier can help you avoid problems and create a breath of fresh air. See how a dehumidifier can save you money now and in the long run.