Dehumidifiers are used for regulating humidity by removing excessive moisture from the air. This ensures an environment which is inhospitable for allergens like mold, dust mites, and mildew.
Dehumidifiers work similar to air conditioners. Moist air enters the dehumidifier, crosses the refrigerant cooling coils, then the air moisture condenses on the coils. The coils are cooler than the air around them and when the air cools, its ability to hold moisture reduces. When the air contains more moisture that it can hold, the excessive moisture is released in the form of condensation. The condensate collects in a drip or bucket for disposal. The cool air passes back over the warm motor of the dehumidifier.
The Benefits of of Installing a Basement Dehumidifiers
Allergens including dust mites, molds, and mildew are drastically reduced or eliminated by a low-humidity environment. Dehumidifiers typically maintain humidity levels of 45-50% which is inhospitable for the growth and multiplication of allergens. By removing the allergens from your home, dehumidifiers keep you protected against related health issues.
Some homes experience unpleasant, musty odors. These odors are caused by excess moisture and humidity, particularly in the space below the home. Dehumidifiers control these odors by reducing humidity, particularly after precipitation.
Prevents Asthma Attacks
Humid environments create trouble for people suffering from asthma and other forms of respiratory health problems. Dehumidifiers are highly effective in controlling and eliminating the asthma triggers like mold, dust mites, VOC, and residue from house remodeling. When used in combination with a air purifiers or ventilation systems, dehumidifiers provide the best results in controlling allergens.