One of the smartest things you can do for your home is maintain the proper humidity levels. Not only will you feel more comfortable, but having a living space that isn’t too dry and isn’t too damp can carry benefits across the board, from maintaining overall health to keeping your home in better operating condition. At Allergy Buyers Club, we love the idea of having a dehumidifier; in fact, we could probably come up with an infinite list of all the benefits we think one can bring to your life. But if we had to narrow it down to our top 5 reasons, we think it’d have to be:
Because dust mites are the bane of everyone’s existence.
One sure-fire way to give dust mites the heave-ho is to keep low humidity levels in your home as much as possible. If you live in a notoriously damp region or have had an unusually wet season, a dehumidifier can be one of your best tools when it comes to reducing the presence of dust mites.
The Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 70-Pint dehumidifier is loaded with easy-to-use features for effortless operation. Its quietness, efficient use of energy and portable design make it a great choice for home or basement use.
2. Because you notice your house has a certain…smell.
And not a particularly pleasant one. Whether you’d describe it as musty or stale, you know the kind we’re talking about: no amount of air freshener or scented candle seems to make a difference.
Turns out, what’s probably causing that smell is mildew and mold, both of which multiply in spaces teeming with high humidity levels. To stop mold in its tracks, you need to do two things: if there’s a source (like a leak), you need to fix it; and after that, you need to work on drying out your environment. A great way to do that is with a dehumidifier!
3. Because someone you love has allergies. Or asthma.
4. Because it’s better for your home.
In addition to having health benefits, maintaining lower humidity levels inside your home can help extend the life of your home…and the things in it! Excess humidity can cause premature rotting which can lead to structural damage.
It can also take a toll on appliances, wiring and the overall efficiency of your home. Condensation on windows can be caused from too much moisture in the air. And too high humidity levels can lead to damage of other materials, especially wood. An abundance of humidity causes wood (including the wood in your furniture and flooring) to expand; after enough time, this expansion/shrinking can do irreparable damage to wood items, causing them to warp, crack or even split.
A dehumidifier can help protect the decor inside your home — everything from furniture to fixtures to bedspreads to walls coverings to books.
5. If you choose the right one, humidity levels you won’t even know it’s there…until something unexpectedly wonderful happens.
Like your clothes dry faster. Or your bread and cereal stays fresher longer. Or you don’t see signs of rust or corrosion on your electronics, appliances or tools. Yeah — those sorts of awesome side effects. But there’s a good chance you’ll practically forget you have a dehumidifier, because unlike in the early days of dehumidification, modern dehumidifiers are quiet, designed with smart safety features and meant to operate seamlessly into your busy schedule.