Have you been experiencing excess condensation on your windows or water stains on your walls and ceiling? Have you noticed small black mold spurs in your shower? Do you live in a home with poor ventilation? Does your house have an overall musty odour? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, a dehumidifier may be the solution for you!
Exactly as the name suggests, dehumidifiers reduce the humidity levels in the air making it less damp. To accomplish this, the unit pulls in air from an area with high levels of moisture and cools it to reduce the moisture before re-emitting it. Available in many sizes, dehumidifiers are an affordable way to improve your air quality in order to protect your home and leave you healthier!
Improve Your Family’s Health
In Canada, we deal with humidity throughout the year. From our hot, humid summers, to chilly fall temperatures, followed by damp and cold winters, and then wet and muddy spring, Canadian homes are constantly battling humidity.
Dehumidifiers reduce the likelihood of mold and mildew festering in your home. In a humid environment, mold and mildew can form on walls, in the shower, on your furniture and even your clothes. As a result, mildew and mold will create an unpleasant musty smell that lingers in your home. Similarly, foods like breads, crackers and cereals often mold or go stale faster due to humid air quality.
Additionally, many causes of allergies thrive in humid environments and cause symptoms such as dry skin, a stuffy nose and frequent coughing. A dehumidifier will help eliminate several causes of allergies by giving you better air quality. This will decrease your likelihood of suffering from allergy-related symptoms and assist your respiratory system by making it easier to breathe. Untreated allergies can cause prolonged issues for your health so using a dehumidifier to keep your symptoms under control is a great option.
Improve the Health of Your Home
Dehumidifiers encourage better air circulation and therefore help keep dust from settling as quickly. It will also limit the amount of rust and corrosion that forms on electronics and metal items. This means you can clean less and enjoy a less stuffy atmosphere.
Dehumidifiers also assist your air conditioning unit by subtracting some of the humidity in the air. This way it does not have to work as hard. This can save you energy costs and allows for less wear and tear on your air conditioning unit.
Overall, a dehumidifier will improve your health and have your house feel more like a home. With improved air quality, you and your family will live in a fresher, cleaner, and healthier environment.
Still not sure if a dehumidifier is right for you? Dehumidifiers are available in a number of different types and models, so you can find a good fit for your family’s needs. Have questions about your options? Feel free to contact us at Aire One, it’s our pleasure to help you enjoy the benefits of improved indoor air quality.