Creepy crawlers often prefer damp, dark conditions. In many homes, the crawlspace or even the basement are the perfect locations. If pests are a problem in your home, a dehumidifier in the basement or crawlspace can make your home less inviting.
Perhaps the most obvious sign that moisture is a problem in your home is a damp, musty odor. The smell can be confined to the basement, or creep up into the living space from underneath the house.
If you finally decided to pull the old ten speed out of the basement only to find it’s covered in rust, then moisture might be a problem.
4. Damage to Home and Possessions
High humidity in the air can also damage wood floors, crown molding and instruments like guitars.
5. A Cold, Clammy Feeling
While air conditions remove some moisture from the house, they don’t do as much as a dehumidifier. Because humidity makes us feel warmer, many homes have the air set lower than is comfortable in the winter — creating a home that is cool, but also damp.