The Ins and Outs of Dehumidifiers

The ins and outs of dehumidifiers

Do you really know what a dehumidifier is? Do you know why you should have one and the benefits they offer? Have you always wondered why your friends and family own them? Or do you have one sat in a box, never used, because you don’t know what it does? If this is you, then you have come to the right place. This article will give you everything you need to know on the basics of dehumidifiers. Keep reading to learn all about the ins and outs of dehumidifiers!

What does a dehumidifier do?

Dehumidifiers remove any excess moisture from your home and keep everything protected from mold or mildew. They address humidity head on. They pull the damp, moist air into the unit, then cool it down and condense the moisture, and then emit the drier air back into your home. Excess water that is collected inside the unit needs to be removed manually by you. Essentially it is a treatment system for moist, damp air.

Do you need a dehumidifier?

Lots of air conditioning units remove some of the extra moisture in your home already, however some places in your home will need some extra help from a dehumidifier. Places like your basement may have a humidity problem. The tell tale signs include mold, musty smells, stains on the walls and condensation on the windows. If you notice any of these issues in your home, then you should invest in a dehumidifier right away.

What type of dehumidifier should you buy?

There are lots of dehumidifiers on the market and a number of criteria you can compare them by. Firstly, you should think about the capacity. Capacity affects how much moisture you can remove from your home. The smaller capacity, the less moisture you can remove. So, if you have a big problem, you will need a dehumidifier with a bigger capacity. You can also buy different types depending on the room you want to remove moisture from. You can find products for swimming pools, tight spaces, rooms with severe water damage and also industrial scale dehumidifiers. The main thing to remember is to be clear on what you want to achieve with your dehumidifier, so when you go to a shop you can make sure you are sold the right model for the job.

What happens if you don’t use a dehumidifier?

If you have excess moisture of humidity in your home, and it isn’t addressed, this can go onto cause a multitude of problems. You may see damage to your home as mold takes hold, but you could also suffer from health issues. If you suffer from allergies, then humidity may be the problem. If there is lots of moisture then bacteria will bread more easily, and this can really irritate your existing allergies. By using a dehumidifier, you will create a much healthier home environment.

These are some of the basic ins and outs of dehumidifiers. There is an endless amount to learn, from maintenance tips to key features, but hopefully you now have a good introduction to dehumidifiers and are convinced of their benefits!