Top 5 Benefits of a Dehumidifier

benefits of a dehumidifier

If you suffer from allergies, or you live in a humid or stuffy environment, using a dehumidifier could help improve your quality of life.

Dehumidifiers are used to remove moisture from the air and the excess water is collected in a tank or container that can easily be empty when needed. They can be used in offices, industrial buildings, garages, workshops or even at home.

Helping to control the growth of mould and mildew, they ensure a more comfortable, healthier environment. Here are five benefits of buying a dehumidifier.

Reduces humidity levels

High levels of moisture in a home can cause structural problems over time. Condensation can build up, causing mildew and mould to form as well as the warping and deterioration of your walls. Even your furniture could be ruined as high moisture levels can cause it to dampen and start to rot.

If you have poor air circulation in your space and notice unusual stains or a musty odour, you may need a dehumidifier to help prevent additional damage.

Improves comfort levels

A muggy and stuffy indoor environment can lead to breathing difficulties. If humidity levels are so high, then something as simple as watching tv can become uncomfortable.

After a dehumidifier is used in these conditions you will be able to notice a great change in air quality.

Reduces pest-related problems

Many bugs and pests such as spiders and cockroaches tend to gravitate towards moist and damp conditions as that’s where they thrive. They can easily enter your home by chewing through damp wood as even small amounts of water from the air can help these pests survive for long periods of time.

A dehumidifier can help balance and cool the air quality which will deter those pesky pests from coming back.

Alleviates allergy symptoms

Mould and mildew thrive in humid conditions and can cause various allergy symptoms including sneezing, stuffed or runny nose, dryness, congestion, watery, itchy eyes, and itchiness in your nose and throat. Damp conditions can also irritate your skin and respiratory system, leaving you feeling under the weather.

If you find yourself suffering from any of the above-listed symptoms, it may be time to invest in a dehumidifier to help your wellbeing.

Reduces energy costs

Who could turn away any reason to bring down their energy bill? And since dehumidifiers work to reduce the humidity in the air, you do not need to run your air conditioner (AC) as frequently which in turn brings down your energy costs.

Although you might think that dehumidifiers have a large upfront cost, the amount they will save you in the future will cover their price and can save you money in the long run. 

Writer: First Mats started life as safety matting specialists, but have since expanded to become a complete industrial and commercial supplies company. The focus of First Mats is to provide safety-focused products that improve the wellbeing of staff through quality approved products, backed up by extensive knowledge. www.firstmats.co.uk