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Lowe's
(207) 893-4016
64 Manchester Drive
Windham, ME
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Lowe's
(207) 883-1309
1000 Gallery Boulevard
Scarborough, ME
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Lowe's
(207) 299-9039
15 Arista Drive
Brewer, ME
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Lowe's
(207) 883-1309
1000 Gallery Boulevard
Scarborough, ME
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Lowe's
(207) 571-6032
220 Mariner Way
Biddeford, ME
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Lowe's
(207) 482-2800
1058 Brighton Avenue
Portland, ME
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Lowe's
(207) 893-4016
64 Manchester Drive
Windham, ME
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Lowe's
(207) 554-3030
135 Maysville Street
Presque Isle, ME
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Lowe's
(207) 482-2800
1058 Brighton Avenue
Portland, ME
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Lowe's
(207) 620-5027
53 Crossing Way
Augusta, ME
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Should You Use a Dehumidifier?

Written by Matthew C. Keegan  //  2011/10/24  //  Basement  //  No comments

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Too much moisture in your home and you may soon find mildew or mold growing in the basement, inside of closets and even in living areas. Not only are molds unsightly, but these fungi can damage your home and wreck your health. Fortunately, a dehumidifier can help remove excess moisture and make your home habitable again. Dehumidifiers are not always beneficial or necessary, therefore you may need to rule out some other problems first.

Function

A dehumidifier works similarly to an air-conditioner as it removes moisture from the air. If you have a central heat and air-conditioning system, a dehumidifier may not be necessary in your main living areas. However, your basement may benefit as a dehumidifier can remove musty smells and moisture. Dehumidifiers work most effectively at temperatures of about 70 degrees Fahrenheit reports the Michigan State University Extension service. Some units will work at lower temperatures, however, expect to pay a price premium to obtain one of these.

Structural Problems

Moisture in the air can point to other problems within the home. Although a common problem in basements, too much moisture present can signal other problems are at work including a foundational issue. Some homes may benefit from the installation of French drains, providing a way for rainwater and snow melt to be redirected away from the house.

Old Windows

Moisture can enter your home if walls are not properly sealed. The main point of entry is windows and doors, with old windows being the most likely problem. Evidence of moisture problems are windows that hold moisture on the inside, a problem that is evident by noticing streaking or ice build up in the winter months. Caulk and reseal your windows or, if the windows are beyond repair, invest in new, energy efficient windows instead of a dehumidifier.

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