Dehumidifiers are devices that remove moisture from the air in the home, and the purchase is often recommended for those suffering from respiratory disorders or allergies because it helps relieve symptoms and makes breathing easier
Moisture is often underestimated but causes great damage to both man and home. Sneezing, chest pain, eye irritation, shortness of breath in humans and mould, dust mites, pollen in homes, are just some of the consequences caused by humidity, and have a good dehumidifier at home it can only bring benefits. Clear benefits also for those suffering from asthma. When there is humidity in the air, it becomes more difficult to breathe and it is no coincidence that many people begin to suffer from asthma due to environments that are too humid.
How does a dehumidifier work?
As we have read on this specialized ecommerce, its function is to suck in currents of hot air into its coils, creating condensation. The condensate begins to generate small drops of water which fall into a storage tank e cooler, dehumidified air, is then released and thrown out into the environment where it is. On average, a good dehumidifier can reduce the humidity in the air by up to 50 percent. There are two types of dehumidifiers:
- Condensing dehumidifier
- Absorption dehumidifier
The condensing dehumidifier is the one most used in the home and is usually compact in size to facilitate transport. The fan placed inside the dehumidifier, takes care of sucking in humid air, and then sending it to a coil condenser, which, cooled by refrigerant gas, generates condensate. The condensate ends up in the form of water droplets in a tank, and the dry air is then heated and blown back into the room. You can buy it in any appliance store and its price varies according to the model and the features it offers.
The absorption dehumidifier (or desiccant), on the other hand, it is little used in domestic environments and uses a fan that sucks in the humid air of the environment, to direct it towards the particular “canals” made of silica gel. This particular gel is famous for its strong absorption properties and is considered to outperform condensing dehumidifiers. The price of this model is higher than traditional dehumidifiers.
The dehumidifier within the walls of the house to combat humidity
The use of the dehumidifier at home brings obvious benefits only if it is used correctly and in the environments where it is needed, otherwise it can cause damage. Dehumidifiers, for example, make the air drier, and if you live in an already dry climate, not only is a dehumidifier unnecessary, but it can be harmful. Conditions like pneumonia can actually get worse if the air gets too dry, and your skin and hair can be affected too, if you use a dehumidifier where there’s no humidity. That’s why before buying a dehumidifier, you must first evaluate whether the environment where you live is really humid or dry. And there are several ways to find out.
The first alarm bell is definitely your state of health. If you suddenly start having allergies and your allergy gets worse day by day, you probably live in a humid environment and you need a dehumidifier that dry the air properly. Another useful tip is to pay attention to the smells inside the house. The musty smell inside a house is the unequivocal sign that the walls (and even the clothes inside the wardrobe) produce that smell due to humidity, and here buying a dehumidifier becomes, in these cases, a choice spot on.
However, it is not enough to buy a dehumidifier and put it into operation. For its correct and long-lasting functioning, it is advisable to carry out a small one periodic maintenance that you can carry out on your own in complete autonomy, even if you do not have particular skills. It is first of all important to clean the dehumidifier filter every 20 days, with a neutral pH detergent and water. To clean the dehumidifier then, just a damp cloth slightly soaked in neutral detergent. And most importantly, don’t forget to clean the water tank at least every 2 to 4 weeks, with water and detergent. I recommend that you carry out all these operations only after having disconnected the unit from the electricity supply.
To you the choice
Choosing the ideal dehumidifier it is very subjective, because everyone can have different needs depending on the environment in which they live. If you want more info and want to remove further doubts, we advise you to read this interesting content reported on Wikipedia. For more news and updates from the tech world, please stay tuned to our pages.