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When to Use a Dehumidifier
When should I use a dehumidifier?
The best time to use a dehumidifier is when the days feel especially humid in your home. Signs your home is humid should be evident as it makes it stick and uncomfortable. This can cause breathing issues. The relative humidity should be less than 50 percent. You should use one if it goes above this level. Even if it doesn’t however, using a dehumidifier will help your air conditioner and save on home cooling costs.
Are dehumidifiers worth it?
Using a dehumidifier will help take the humidity down in a humid home, which is usually during the summer. These devices can also lower the buildup of mold and dust mites. If you already have any mold in your home, using a dehumidifier won’t remove it. It will need to be taken out. Dehumidifiers will, however, lower or eliminate additional mold growth.
What are the benefits of a dehumidifier?
For one you’ll have better, cleaner air. When your residence has the right humidity level, it’s less prone to create a condition in which mold and mildew can develop and proliferate. Because it helps your A/C, you’ll have lower energy consumption and cost. Dehumidifiers reduce condensation and improve overall health in the home. The benefits outweigh the cost overall and in some cases, it pays for itself.
When should I turn my dehumidifier on in the summer?
There are a few obvious signs when a homeowner should use a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are a must when you see: dampness on windows, peeling paint, mildew growth, musty odors. However, even when the effects of humidity aren’t very obvious, this device can be an important summertime tool to use in your home, effectively reducing the workload for your central cooling system.
Benefits of Dehumidifier Installation
Dehumidifiers can help make your home more comfortable. They remove too much moisture from the air, which can make it feel less stuffy and damp. They also help get rid of bad odors, and keep mold from growing in your home.
Dehumidifiers are great for helping to reduce unwanted odors in the home. These odors often accompany mildew and mold. They help you to remove that “musty” or “rotting” smell that’s pungent and can be offensive.
Better Indoor Air Quality
They improve your home’s air quality, making your home less prone to allergens such as dust mites and dander. They also inhibit the growth of mold, and mildew.
They are not disruptive to your daily life, and run quietly and efficiently in the background without most people even noticing.
A less humid home means clothing will dry faster, cereals, breads and other dry foods will remain fresh longer without going stale, and you won’t find signs of rust or corrosion on things like computer equipment, tools and electronics.
Cleaner Home, Better Health.
Using a dehumidifier will assist in reducing dust in the home, so you won’t have to clean as often. Your home will be cleaner and your health will improve. They promote optimal health and well-being in addition to a cleaner environment.