The Dangers of High Humidity on Your Health & In Your Home

​​​Eva-Dry asks, "What is humidity?" Humidity is probably one of the most commonly used terms when talking about the weather, but do you know what is really means?

The term “humidity,” describes a specific measurement of how much water vapor is in the air. Water vapor is the gas state of water, which is why it can saturate the air without being seen.

Humidity can be a problem not only outside, but inside as well. Why should you be concerned about what your indoor humidity levels are? Simply put, high levels of relative humidity can have incredibly harmful effects on your body and your home. Our bodies have an instant and direct response to the humidity around us. Overly humid areas within the home may contribute to several health-related problems. Below are some of the negative effects of humidity on both your body and your home.

  • Allergies, respiratory difficulty, asthma attacks, nasal congestion, and coughing are just a few of the issues related to living in an overly humid space. Excessive humidity can mean an increase in dangerous bacteria and dust mites, all of which may cause adverse allergic reactions and respiratory problems.
  • Mold and mildew can compromise the structural integrity of your home. Wood is prone to moisture damage, and high humidity levels can make the damage even worse. Fungus spores feed off moisture in the air and can lead to wood decay, which will ultimately result in repairs to affected wood floors.
  • Peeling paint and wallpaper, stained walls and ceilings, can all be caused by high indoor humidity levels that can result in bad odors and/or repairs.
  • Humidity can destroy your belongings including books, paper, sports collections, musical instruments, dolls, pictures, comic books, metal items, and more.
By managing indoor humidity properly, you will be able to stay comfortable and avoid many potentially serious health problems. And easily help maintain proper humidity levels in your home is to use a dehumidifier from Eva-Dry.

Matt Henson, Vice President of Business Development

The good news is, you can control the humidity levels inside your home by using a dehumidifier. Investing in a quality dehumidifier is key to help you to not fall victim to the damaging effects of high humidity. Eva-Dry dehumidifiers are the best choice if you are looking for a safe and affordable solution to your indoor moisture problems.

By managing indoor humidity properly, you will be able to stay comfortable and avoid many potentially serious health problems,” said Matt Henson, Vice President of Business Development Eva-Dry. “And easily help maintain proper humidity levels in your home is to use a dehumidifier from Eva-Dry.”

Eva-Dry dehumidifiers are eco-friendly, using natural, silica gel crystals that are non-toxic, colorless and odorless. The dehumidifiers absorb humidity silently and operate without electricity or batteries. You simply renew the dehumidifier when the indicator changes color. Visit eva-dry.com to learn more about how Eva-Dry dehumidifiers can help you maintain a healthy balance of humidity in your home to create a comfortable and healthy environment.

About Eva Dry Dehumidifiers

Since 2003, Eva-Dry compact dehumidifiers have earned their reputation as the safest, healthiest and most efficient method to reduce ambient moisture by providing a higher absorption rate than alternate disposable dehumidifying products. The compact, renewable Eva-Dry units reduce humidity to fight mold, moisture and mildew in homes, boats, RVs, safes, and other valuable item storage. Visit http://www.eva-dry.com, or call (877) 382-3790 for more information.

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For the past decade, Eva-Dry compact dehumidifiers have been the most efficient way to gather moisture and have an absorption rate much higher than, more traditional (disposable) dehumidifying products on the market through the years and today.