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Benefits of a Dehumidifier

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You might have heard friends and family talk about having a dehumidifier and how you should own one yourself. To you, it might seem like another home appliance that will take up space and cost you money. However, owning a dehumidifier has some advantages. It can really make a difference in how you breathe in your home or office. Our professional HVAC team of All Brands Corp AC shares some of the benefits of a dehumidifier.

Prevents Mold

The last thing you want to have in your home is a mold problem. Mold is a fungal species that breaks down natural materials through biodegradation. [1] When accumulated in large quantities, mold poses a health risk to household members and others in the workplace. Symptoms of mold exposure include sneezing, skin rashes, eye and throat irritation, runny nose, nosebleeds, itchy throat, and coughing. [2]

Mold is more likely to thrive in damp, humid areas of your home or office and one of the benefits of a dehumidifier is that it will help reduce mold growth. The dehumidifier works to remove excess moisture and prevents any new growths of mold. If you or anyone else in the household suffers from asthma attacks, our HVAC team strongly suggests investing in a dehumidifier.

Gets Rid of Dust Mites

Not only can dehumidifiers fight against mold, but they can also cut down on dust mites. One of the benefits of a dehumidifier is its active role in the elimination of dust mites that may cause wheezing. Dust mites are one of the leading causes of allergy-related symptoms and asthma attacks in the household. They prefer warm, humid environments and with the use of a dehumidifier, you’ll be able to cut down on those pests that cause respiratory problems.

Improves Air Quality

The best dehumidifier for your home will help improve the air quality by cutting down on the number of toxins you may be breathing. When there are high levels of humidity in the home, toxins can thrive, making it harder for household members to breathe.

Portability

If budget is a concern for you when looking for a dehumidifier for both your home and the office, portable dehumidifiers are a great option. In fact, most dehumidifiers tend to include a carrying handle, so you won’t have a hard time deciding where to put the dehumidifier. This will ensure that the humidity levels will remain low wherever you go when you bring your dehumidifier. 

 

Want to learn more about the benefits of a dehumidifier or the quality AC brands in our inventory? Contact a member of our team today for further assistance.

 

Sources: 

[1] Allergy & Air – 15 Reasons Why You Need a Dehumidifier in Your Home

[2] Medical News Today – What are the effects of black mold exposure?

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