Benefits for having a dehumidifier and how to choose one:


Today I just received my new dehumidifier and I am very happy with its performance.

Let’s see if you need one ……….

Here are a few reasons to decide whether you need one. 

  • Do you commonly have allergies?
  • When you live in a humid climate, there are many triggers such as dust mites, mold, and mildew.
  • Do you live in a living space that tends to be humid due to limited ventilation?
  • Moisture builds up quickly in bathrooms, kitchens or basements even in dry climates

Benefits for having a dehumidifier and how to choose one:

There are several benefits to getting a dehumidifier in your home, basement, apartment, or office space.

  • Dehumidifiers reduce humidity levels, making your home less hospitable to allergens such as dust mites, mold, and mildew.
  • Dehumidifiers are not disruptive to your daily life, and run quietly and efficiently in the background without most people even noticing.
  • Dehumidifiers help reduce odors that can accompany mold and mildew in your home—getting rid of that “musty” or “rotting” smell.
  • These devices help to reduce the possibility that you will develop mold on your clothing, furniture, and other linens (such as curtains or bedsheets).
  • Dehumidifiers reduce irritation to your skin and your respiratory system, allowing you to breathe easier and feel comfortable in your home.
  • A less humid environment in your home means clothing will dry faster, bread and cereals will remain fresh longer without getting stale, and you won’t find signs of rust or corrosion on things like computer equipment, electronics, and tools.
  • Running a dehumidifier helps reduce dust in your home, so you won’t have to clean as often.
  • A dehumidifier also lowers energy costs because it helps your air conditioner run more efficiently. When the air in your home is more humid, the air-conditioning must do the function of cooling the air and removing moisture, which means it has to work harder. This also causes your air-conditioning to wear out sooner, which means you will need to replace and repair it more often.

Signs You Need a Dehumidifier

In addition to suffering from constant symptoms of allergies, you may want to consider a dehumidifier if you have some obvious signs of high humidity in certain rooms or areas of your home, including:

  • Water stains on the walls or ceilings of your home
  • High humidity rooms with poor ventilation or no ventilation (especially in areas like bathrooms that have no windows)
  • Frequent condensation on the windows in certain areas of your home
  • Small black spots (mold spores) growing on the walls or in areas with high humidity, such as the bathtub or shower
  • Musty or mildew smells

You may also want to consider a dehumidifier if you live in an apartment building, since mold and mildew spores can travel through ventilation systems, and can build up in the walls between apartments. Even if you keep your living area clean, these allergens from other areas of the building can be harmful to you and your family’s health.

Choosing a Dehumidifier

  • There are several different options when it comes to dehumidifiers, and the one you choose depends on the space in which you plan to use it, as well as the humidity levels.
  • There are small capacity models for a single small room, large capacity models for larger areas such as a large room, basement, or an apartment, and there are whole-house models available as well if you live in a very humid climate, you suffer from significant allergies, or you have a large home.
  • For more specific and unique needs, consider purchasing a dehumidifier with special features.

Consider the following:

  • Noise level
  • Space level
  • Easy to move around
  • Meets your budget
  • Weight and height
  • Water collection either by drain or bucket
  • Moisture level: See chart below to choose the water by pints collection

Getting a dehumidifier can help you live a healthier, happier life, so if you are suffering from allergies and other symptoms, the answer to the question of whether you should own a dehumidifier is probably yes.  A good humidity setting is about 50!!!

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