Dehumidifiers work to keep indoor moisture levels in check during periods of high humidity. Installing a dehumidifier in your home can offer the following benefits:
Eliminate allergy triggers and control symptoms
Many allergy triggers thrive in moist environments. When moisture builds inside the home, dust mites, mold, mildew, and other allergens are more prevalent, causing you to experience increased allergy symptoms. Adding a dehumidifier to your home creates an environment which isn’t hospitable for these allergens, and can alleviate common allergy symptoms such as nasal congestion, itchy eyes, sneezing, respiratory trouble, and skin irritations.
Prevents mold and mildew
When moisture levels inside the home are excessive, mold and mildew can develop pretty much anywhere. A dehumidifier reduces moisture levels, keeping them in the safe range. This prevents the growth of harmful mold and mildew inside your home.
Too much moisture in the air can cause your home to smell musty. This odor is given off by mold and mildew which can easily develop when humidity levels are high. Dehumidifiers reduce moisture, controlling the odors that come along with mold and mildew.
Improves air conditioning efficiency
In a home where humidity levels are high, the air conditioner must work to provide both cooling and humidity control, which consumes more energy and stresses the system which could lead to premature breakdowns. With a dehumidifier, your air conditioner will operate more efficiently, saving you money.
Many things inside your home are sensitive to moisture: books, clothing, upholstery, rugs, and even construction materials. A dehumidifier will keep indoor humidity at a manageable level to protect your belongings from moisture damage.
Damp indoor conditions can be inviting to many pests and small insects. Using a dehumidifier will keep your indoor areas dryer, making them less inviting to millipedes and other bugs you’d rather not share your spaces with.