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Whole-House Dehumidification Options For Metro-East Homeowners

As a resident in the Metro-East area, you face muggy, hot summers that sometimes keep you from cooling off even with your A/C running full blast.  In fact, certain improvements that homeowners obtain — such as effective vapor barriers and better insulation — can lead to excessive moisture in the home.  What you need is a…

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Shopping For A Dehumidifier? Pros And Cons Of Portable And Whole-House Models

The Metro East Illinois area rates slightly worse than the national average for indoor comfort when it’s hot and humid out. As you know, things can get awfully muggy around here. If you’re shopping for a dehumidifier, you also probably know that you can choose between portable and whole-house units. When the humidity is confined…

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Mold Growth and High Humidity Go Hand in Hand, and Here’s Why

Mold is a natural part of the environment and, when growing outside, does its part in helping to break down dead, organic materials as part of nature’s constant recycling process. When found inside your home, however, mold can be a big problem and should be avoided at all costs. Household mold stinks, causes damage if left…

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Too Much Moisture? A Dehumidifier to the Rescue

The high outdoor humidity southwest Illinois frequently experiences has obvious effects on comfort outside, but it can also contribute to high indoor humidity that can reduce comfort, too. High indoor humidity can also result in a range of other problems, so if you find yourself with too much moisture in your home this summer, you…

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Home Too Humid? Consider a Whole-House Solution

Is your Glen Carbon or Alton home too humid? Controlling humidity levels can prove a challenge for any household. However, having balanced humidity not only provides a more comfortable living space, but also prevents moisture build-up, which can lead to major homeowner problems such as mold growth and damage to carpets, wooden furniture and leather…

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