Basement Dehumidifiers Keep the Indoor Air Clean & Dry in the Smallest of Spaces
Indoor air quality plays a huge role in determining how comfortable and welcoming your home environment is. When most people think of means of improving their indoor air quality, they may not think of using crawlspace or basement dehumidifiers. These machines dry air out by cooling it to a lower temperature, which forces water vapor to condense, before bringing the air back to room temperature. In spaces where circulation is limited, such as basements and crawlspaces, the effects of a dehumidifier can be very noticeable and beneficial.
Improvements in personal health can be one of the biggest benefits of crawlspace and basement dehumidifiers. Controlling your home humidity levels can help you enjoy clean, breathable air instead of musty air full of potentially harmful microorganisms. When humidity levels are too high, mold and mildew may take root in your basement. When these fungi grow, they release spores into the air, which can lead to respiratory health issues, including asthma and allergic reactions. Even for people who do not have allergies, mold and mildew may lead bring about uncomfortable symptoms, including headaches, skin irritation, and eye irritation. Using a dehumidifier creates an environment that does not support mold or mildew growth. A dry environment also discourages dust mites, which, like mold and mildew, may contribute to allergies and respiratory problems.
Aside from offering health benefits, basement and crawlspace dehumidifiers can do wonders when it comes to improving your home environment. Using a dehumidifier benefits your wallpaper, paint, wood floors, and even wood furniture, which can become warped or stained when exposed to excessive humidity. A crawlspace or basement dehumidifier will also make your basement feel more like a finished part of the home, rather than a half-forgotten extension. You’ll feel more comfortable when you use the space, and you may even spend less on your energy bills during the summer, since air feels cooler when it contains less moisture.
Here at Living Direct, we carry various options to meet your needs, whether you need to dehumidify a small, enclosed area or an entire floor. We stock compact portable dehumidifiers that work perfectly for smaller rooms. We also carry larger basement dehumidifiers that can remove dozens of pints of moisture from the air daily, ensuring that your basement air stays as dry as you want it to. If portability and access are concerns, you will appreciate our selection of dehumidifiers that do not need to be hooked up to an HVAC system or drain outlet. If you want a dehumidifier that can continue running while you are at work or out of town, meanwhile, we offer models with hoses built in that can be set up for convenient automatic drainage.
Whether you are concerned with your health, comfort, or general home environment, a dehumidifier represents a smart investment. It's easy to convert your basement area into a more clean, comfortable, and welcoming part of your home.