5 Reasons You Should Buy a Dehumidifier This Summer*

We all hate humidity and so does your house. But how does one come to know of it? If you look closely, there are visible signs which indicate that your house is being affected by humidity. These signs include mold growth on your wall and ceilings, windows covered with vapors and fog, and a specific smell associated with mold and mildew. Since these microorganisms thrive on moisture, humid conditions encourage their growth.

If all of this is simply unacceptable to you, then its time to bring home a dehumidifier, which can be found here.

Here’s why:

1. Fights Mold and Mildew

Not only are mold and mildew an unpleasant sight for the eyes, but are the root cause of health problems involving allergies and breathing. Dehumidifiers combat the growth of mold and mildew by reducing the moisture in air which is home to these microorganisms. To check the difference a dehumidifier brings about in your house, you can use a hygrometer.

2. Improves Air Quality

Other than removing moisture from air, dehumidifiers are great at improving air quality. Many people prefer buying air purifiers for this job, but isn’t it always better when one appliance can do multiple tasks?

Dehumidifiers reduce the amount of dust present in your house, prevent dust mites from polluting the air and maintain temperatures which are ideal for their their growth. This way you breathe in cleaner air and stay risk free from developing allergies and sinus problems.

3. Saves Energy

Apart from keeping your air cleaner and molds at bay, dehumidifiers are also great at saving energy. This in turn means reduced electricity bills. But how does that work? By removing moisture from the air, dehumidifiers let your ACs work better, since half the job is being shared. On relatively cooler days, simply using a dehumidifier without turning the AC on can work for you, which also minimizes your average energy consumption.

4. Helps Get Rid of the Humid Stench

Humidity comes with a specific stench which is attributed to mildew presence in the house. The smell gets all the more stronger in houses with basements, where the slightest of leakages can have a massive impact. Dehumidifiers help eliminate this smell by reducing moisture in the air. Dampness is easy to detect and can be treated using better ventilation and dehumidifiers.

5. They are Portable

Unlike proper ventilation systems that require a big investment, dehumidifiers are inexpensive, lower your energy costs, and can be moved from one room to another, where need be. You can also purchase one for every room and use it in humid months of the year, especially in rooms with furniture that is vulnerable to damage by humidity.

Some considerations before purchasing a dehumidifier are its size, cost and its capacity. While a larger unit may cost you more initially, it helps in lowering the energy costs in the long run. Larger units help dehumidify the air quicker in smaller areas so a smaller area doesn’t necessarily require a small dehumidifier.

Secondly, damper areas, such as your basement require more water trapping than the ground floor. This means, a larger unit will be required in your basement compared to other areas. Smaller units cost less but may take up more time in dehumidifying the air therefore you need to weigh your costs against benefits before you make this purchase.


*This is a collaborative post