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Dehumidifiers Overview

 
 
 

Remove Excess Moisture with a Residential or Commercial Dehumidifier

Is your home or office excessively humid or have a musty odor? If the answer is yes, you should consider purchasing a dehumidifier. This common household appliance lowers the amount of humidity in the air by drawing it into the unit and extracting excess moisture. These devices can help create a healthier and more comfortable living environment.

One sign you may need one is if you are perspiring excessively indoors. Air that is saturated with moisture can make it difficult for an individual’s normal body perspiration to evaporate naturally. Other indicators of a high level of humidity in your home includes condensation on windows, doors and pipes, and wet stains on ceilings. If it is hard for laundry to thoroughly dry in your home, it may also indicate excessive humidity. Rooms that feel stuffy or have a stale smell may also be areas of concern. Dehumidifiers can also be very beneficially in less trafficked areas of the home such as basements and crawl spaces that may be susceptible to increased levels of humidity. Putting a unit in one of these locations can help maintain a proper level of humidity in an area that you may not notice the regular signs of excess humidity appear.

One of the most important dehumidifier benefits is the improved air quality a unit can provide. This can be particularly beneficial for people who have allergies or asthma. When you start to use a humidifier, you may quickly notice that air seems purer and cleaner. Air that is overly humid creates conditions where it is much easier for mildew and mold to grow. The presence of these growths can create numerous health problems and be costly to eradicate. Using a dehumidifier in your home can also decrease the probably of indoor pests including cockroaches, fleas, and dust mites; a home with a lower amount of humidity creates less attractive living conditions for these bugs. A lower level of humidity in a home can also help to prolong the life of the contents inside; excessive humidity may harm the circuitry of electronic products, damage furniture and carpets, and cause metal surfaces to rust.

Dehumidifiers are not only important for protecting your family's health and valuables, they're also handy to have around your office. Industrial dehumidifiers will maintain a suitable humidity level in warehouses and commercial spaces so important inventory and products are protected from moisture. Restoration dehumidifiers are larger than residential dehumidifiers since they are designed to remove large amounts of water caused by a flood.

Here at Living Direct we have dehumidifiers from some of the top brands, including many popular EdgeStar models. Be sure to confirm the capacity needed in order to determine the right size unit for your home. Options will vary depending on the size and dampness of the room where you plan to use it. Whether you need one for a small crawlspace or a large room, Living Direct has a wide selection.