You may have heard of dehumidifiers, but what do they actually do? Although the name itself is pretty self-explanatory (they take the humidity out of the air), the benefits of using one aren’t common knowledge. You may think dehumidifiers are another pointless trend that you are convinced to buy but never use. But fear not, they serve so many purposes that are sure to benefit you!
Dehumidifiers work by removing excess water from the air, which helps to reduce mould from growing on damp walls. If you still aren’t convinced, here are a few more reasons you should invest in one!
Better Sleep Environment
Sleeping in a muggy room can be difficult and uncomfortable. This can lead to frustration – tossing and turning all night wondering “why is it so hot in the middle of the night!” This is where a dehumidifier will help you out. Although they don’t work like a fan, which blows cold air out, they help to reduce the humidity of the room – therefore making the air feel much cooler. You will have a much more restful nights’ sleep and wake up feeling refreshed, in a more breathable less humid room!
Reducing humidity levels in your house, makes the air less hospitable to allergens such as dust mites which may cause allergic reactions, especially in asthmatics. Humid air is also perfect condition for mould and mildew to grow. Although not particularly harmful to your health, mould and mildew, if left untreated can also cause allergic reactions. Reducing your chances of these allergens growing in your harm will be sure to have a positive impact on your health!
Similarly to allergens, pests such as spiders and cockroaches thrive in humid conditions. Putting a dehumidifier where these pests are most present will discourage them from coming, as the air will be drier and therefore less appealing. This will result in a lot less of those horrible pests that nobody wants creeping into their homes!
Reduce Damp Damage
You may have noticed some of your valuable items such as vintage posters or books, pictures and cutlery have been victims of moisture damage. A dehumidifier would help protect these items, by reducing the dampness in the air and ensuring they never get damp damage again!
Cleaner air means a healthier home. Reducing humidity and all the dangers that come with it, allows you to breathe in much better air quality. We clean everywhere else in our homes – why aren’t we cleaning the air too! This should be a vital part of our cleaning regime. After all – we are breathing that same air in and out all day every day – it needs to be cleaned!
If you are still undecided then why not just try one out! There’s so many on the market, you just need to do your research to find the perfect one for you. From cheap basic dehumidifiers, to ones that are a little more complex and are definitely an investment, there’s sure to be one out there for you.