dehumidifier purpose

What is the Purpose of a Dehumidifier?

A dehumidifier is an extremely popular device for homeowners that can be used in a multitude of ways to improve the quality of your home. Whether you are trying to improve your health, beat the heat this summer, or live in a high humidity area, a dehumidifier may be the solution to your problems!

How Exactly Does A Dehumidifier Work?

As the name suggests, a dehumidifier works to bring down humidity levels in a room. It does this by drawing warm air into a fan that is filled with refrigerated coils. As the warm air moves through the coils, it contracts the condensation and traps it in the dehumidifier.

The condensation then adds up over time and falls into a storage container within the dehumidifier. This allows dry air to be re-released back into the room. This helps to bring down the overall humidity levels in the room to much more comfortable levels. This also helps to remove excess moisture and improve poor air circulation. Most dehumidifiers have a meter that measures the humidity in a room and lets you customize the level of humidity you would like.

Benefits of a Dehumidifier

While the technicalities of how a dehumidifier works may be confusing, the advantages of having one in your room are as clear as day! Some of our favorite benefits that come from adding a dehumidifier to your home include:

Help Reduce Allergy Symptoms

Often seen as one of the best benefits of adding a dehumidifier to your home is the ability it has to rid your home of allergens and help combat allergy symptoms.

Allergens can lead to symptoms such as:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Itching
  • Chest pains

A dehumidifier works to dry out the air in your room, which effectively makes it much harder for common allergy triggers to come up. Those common allergy triggers are mold, dust mites, pollen, and if you have a pet in the home, animal dander. Most allergy triggers need a humid environment to survive and multiply. This is why adding a dehumidifier to your home is so effective at helping keep allergy symptoms down.

Create a Happier Home

When you add a dehumidifier to your home, you are also helping remove the chances that your home carries a mildew-like smell.

Far too common in areas with a humid climate, homes suffer from the awful smell of mold and mildew. Not only is this unpleasant, but it can also be dangerous and cause respiratory issues. Installing a whole-home dehumidifier can help to relieve these kinds of issues.

Signs You Need a Dehumidifier

While almost any home can benefit from the advantages that come with having a dehumidifier inside, there are some signs that even further necessitate installing a high-quality dehumidifier. Those cases are:

  • Anyone who lives in the home has bad allergies
  • You live in a climate that is overtly humid (heavy rainfall)
  • There is a “damp” smell in your home
  • Increase in unwanted pests

If your home or family members are experiencing any of those things, in particular, we suggest installing a whole-home dehumidifier.

Choose Evergreen Heating and Cooling for Your Dehumidifier Needs

When it comes to something as serious as dealing with allergies, or the comfort of your home, don’t leave it in the hands of just anybody. 

At Evergreen Heating and Cooling, we are committed to keeping the homes and homeowners in the Waco area happy and satisfied with their homes. If you are ready to live in the level of comfort that you deserve, contact us today!

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