The short answer is that dehumidifiers help maintain optimal and healthy humidity levels in your home by cleansing the air of excess moisture. Remember, it doesn’t have to be hot to be humid. Removing the moisture from the air eliminates the humid, sticky atmosphere that makes you uncomfortable.
How will you know if you need a dehumidifier? Do you see wet or moist stains on your ceiling or walls? Are your rooms unpleasantly stuffy? Do windows have condensation? Can you smell musty odors? Is there mold present?
When moisture is present, the temperature of the room may feel warmer than it actually is. When excess moisture is removed, your comfort level rises without having to lower the setting of your air conditioner. Your comfort improves and you save energy and money.
Mold is a fungus that can become dangerous, putting your and your family’s health at risk. It can cause eye and throat irritation, skin rashes, itchy throat, sneezing and/or coughing. It is especially dangerous to those with asthma. Damp air is the perfect environment for mold to thrive. A dehumidifier can remove the extra moisture and prevent new mold from growing.
Reducing Dust Mites
Dust mites flourish in humid, warm areas. By keeping the overall humidity in the home at an optimal level, dehumidifiers help eliminate the environment in which dust mites survive. Dust mites are a common cause for many allergy-related symptoms. It is near impossible to rid the home completely of dust mites, a dehumidifier will go a long way in preventing the health-related issues they cause.
Protecting Your Home
Over time, high humidifier levels can affect the wood in the home, including support beams. They can warp, crack or split. Metal fittings may rust. Preventing excess moisture with a dehumidifier helps prevent a slow deterioration of the materials your home is made of.
Improving Air Quality
An air purifier is the most effective device to remove the harmful toxins in your home’s indoor air, but a dehumidifier also plays an important role in improving indoor air quality.
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