Excess humidity in the home can lead to damage, mold and health issues for your family. Excess humidity over a period of time can create mold and musty-smelling odors. Mold has been linked to a variety of health issues, including allergic reactions. A high-humidity indicator can be seen as condensation on cold surfaces such as windows or creation of mold on other surfaces such as tubs, window and door frames. Many times mold can be hidden from view in crevices, walls and basements.
Excess humidity can be controlled using a BROAN Fresh Air System to remove humidity laden air from the home and replace it with dryer air from the outside. It is recommended that humidity also be controlled at the source such as bathrooms, showers and kitchens using ventilation fans. BROAN air exchangers with Heat Recovery or Energy Recovery are designed to recover heating or cooling energy from outgoing air and transfer it to the incoming air. This provides your home clean, fresh air for pennies a day.