How Does a Dehumidifier Work?

A dehumidifier can help you remedy moisture problems in your home. They pull in damp, sticky air, cool it and condense the moisture, and redistribute the drier, dehumidified air back into your environment with its fan. 

Dehumidifiers are often placed in the following areas where excess moisture is most prevalent:

  • Basements

  • Crawl Spaces

  • Kitchens

  • Bedrooms

  • Bathrooms

  • Spas or Indoor Pool Areas

  • Warehouses

  • Workshops

Additionally, when you supplement your air conditioner with a dehumidifier, you will achieve the best balance of cool and dry air, which will help your indoors remain healthy and cool.

What is relative humidity? 

What is an ideal humidity level for my space?

For most spaces, it's ideal to maintain a 45-50% relative humidity level. Relative humidity levels above 50% create an environment where mold spores, dust mites, bacteria, and even cockroaches and other harmful pests thrive. 

A relative humidity level below 30%, however, can be just as damaging. Such a low-humidity environment can lead to an increase in cold and flu viruses, irritated skin and respiratory passages, cracked ceilings, separated wood floors, and more.

Can a dehumidifier help relieve some of my allergy symptoms?

Too much moisture indoors creates a breeding ground for mold, mildew, dust mites, and bacteria. All of these can irritate allergies, causing itchy eyes and skin, respiratory problems, and many other uncomfortable symptoms.

By using a dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity from your indoor environment, you can create an overall healthier environment and control your allergy symptoms.