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Why a dehumidifier is healthy for your home

Dehumidifiers reduce the level of moisture in the air, and can leave your home feeling more comfortable and more healthy. Below are some compelling reasons why you might want to think about investing in a dehumidifier for your home.

1. Damp

We often see dehumidifiers in properties that have flooded, as they’re exceptional at drying out the shell of the building, but they’re equally effective if you have a less significant damp problem. By absorbing the moisture in the air a dehumidifier can help inhibit levels of damp, mould and condensation. In turn, this can help keep your furniture, belongings and even your property itself in top condition, because if left unchecked, excess condensation can inflict serious damage to your home, especially on items made of wood such as window-frames or furniture.

2. Health

A humid environment can lead to colds and skin irritations, so using a dehumidifier can help reduce the likelihood of falling ill to these types of afflictions.

3. Bad odours

Even with the most diligent housekeeping, some rooms can smell musty, especially if they are difficult to ventilate. A dehumidifier can help cleanse the air and leave your room smelling cleaner and fresher.

4. Allergies

Humid air can exacerbate conditions such as allergies or asthma, as dust mites can thrive in damp, muggy environments. Investing in a dehumidifier is well worthwhile if you or your family suffers from these types of conditions. Insects, mites, and any number of other unwelcome visitors actively seek out damp conditions, so a dehumidifier can help send these critters seeking a new home elsewhere.

5. Drying clothes

The weather is not always everything we want it to be, and there is nothing more likely to bring on a downpour than pegging out some freshly laundered washing. At certain times of the year drying clothes indoors is the only option, and this leads to much higher levels of moisture in the air.

A dehumidifier can help battle this spike in moisture levels and help keep your home cosy and dry.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Heather

    There are several areas in my home that do not ventilate properly, which leads to my family suffering from more bouts of allergies and illnesses. A dehumidifier sounds like a great way to keep them healthier year-round. Thanks for sharing!

    17/05/2017 at 6:49 pm
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