As March quickly approaches, you are likely feeling the excitement of early spring and all that it brings. However, this time of year can get quite hectic – so why not be proactive in preparing for any potential issues? With a whole-home dehumidifier, your indoor air quality (IAQ) will remain balanced no matter how high the levels of humidity rise. Investing in one now would prevent additional stress down the road due to poor IAQ. As high humidity can cause discomfort and endanger your health, join Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air as we discuss all you should know about whole-home dehumidifiers. Don’t allow the sweltering heat to impede your comfort any longer! 

Are You Wondering if Your Home Would Benefit from the Use of a Dehumidifier? 

Look out for these signs to determine if your home could benefit from a dehumidifier: 

  • If you notice an unpleasant and musty smell in your home, this could be an indicator that humidity levels are too high.    
  • When mold and mildew are thriving, it is a sign that the humidity level in your air is extremely high. This moist environment creates an opportunity for bacteria to grow freely, thus resulting in increased growth of both mold and mildew. 
  • If you’ve been seeing suspicious water or vapor stains on your walls and ceilings that keep reappearing, it is a definite sign of something more serious happening in your home. 
  • Pay attention to warping, cracks, or other signs of deterioration in your furniture, walls, and ceilings; it could be a symptom of something more serious. 
  • If windows and doors are regularly accumulating condensation, this is a surefire indicator that indicates too much humidity in the air. 
  • If a musty smell and dampness linger in your basement, then the humidity levels in that room have probably risen to an unhealthily high degree. 


A dehumidifier is specifically designed to reduce excess moisture and balance the IAQ in your home. It operates by using a fan, which pulls in the damp air, then passes it over its internal coils, undergoing complete filtration before being released back into your home’s air to be circulated once again. By carefully regulating humidity levels with a dehumidifier, you can ensure superior indoor air quality for both you and your family. Through this process, excess moisture is safely collected in the dehumidifier’s water reservoir.  


  • HEALTH BENEFITS: It’s common knowledge that mold and mildew are not healthy, but if we remember that high humidity creates the right environment for their growth, then it follows logically to conclude that maintaining a good indoor air quality (IAQ) in your home is one of the best ways you can keep yourself healthy. Airborne contaminants must be prevented in all ways possible. Bear in mind, airborne pathogens can pose a great risk to individuals with respiratory-related problems such as asthma and allergies. So, if someone within your home already has difficulties caused by excess moisture, then investing in a whole-home dehumidifier could be the perfect remedy! 
  • HOME BENEFITS: Not only will your health benefit from regulated indoor humidity, but it’s also essential to protect your home and belongings. Excessive moisture can cause water or vapor stains on ceilings, walls, wood trim, and furniture over time as well as damaged surfaces. Moreover, pieces of art collections, such as antiques, collectibles, books, etc., are at risk when there is excessive humidity in the environment. 

You don’t have to worry about the task of regulating your home’s humidity, with a whole-home dehumidifier, making it that much easier on you as a homeowner. Still have questions? Perfect; give us a call to go over your options today! Your Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air professionals are experts in this field and can assist you today! 

Call Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air today at (937) 502-3842, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here