Do you have seasonal allergies that are caused by dust, mold or mildew? Do you live in a humid climate? If your answer is yes to both these questions, it’s time for you to get a dehumidifier. Using a dehumidifier in your home can help with your allergies, along with a few other important things. Here are three benefits of using a dehumidifier in your home:
1. Reduce Allergy Triggers- Some of the most common allergens are dust mites, mold, and mildew. If you live in a humid environment, these allergens will thrive in your home, especially if you live in a small space and have bad ventilation. These allergens can cause cold-like symptoms that last longer than a normal cold– for example, stuffy noses, itchy eyes, sneezing, and skin irritation. A dehumidifier will reduce the humidity in your home and help stop the spread and growth of allergens.
2. Reduce Mold and Mildew Buildup- Your home suffers as much as you do when mold and mildew start to build up. Mold and mildew thrive in humidity and can start growing in the worst places in your home. They can grow on your windowsills, curtains, bedding, clothing, furniture, etc. A dehumidifier will get rid of excess moisture in your home and make it a less hospitable environment for mold and mildew to spread and grow.
3. Get Rid of the Musty Smell- When moisture-filled air comes in contact with cold surfaces around your house, it can cause musty odors. A musty smell in your home can also be caused by mold and mildew. Musty odors are commonly found in damp environments in your home, like a laundry room or basement. By using a dehumidifier, you can extract excess water in the air and regulate the humidity levels in your home. This will help eliminate musty odors.
As you can see, there are some great benefits of using a humidifier in your home. If you are interested in investing in a humidifier, call us at Lonon Heating, A/C and Air Quality, and we will help you find one today.