Many people know the benefits of having HEPA air purifiers during springtime. These purifiers help to remove dust and allergens from the air we breathe. They help to eliminate common triggers for allergies, thus improving indoor air quality.
What many people don’t know is that portable dehumidifiers also play a key role in improving indoor air quality. These devices help to control humidity and therefore keep allergens at bay by:
- Stopping the growth of mold
Homes with humidity levels higher than 50% provide the perfect environment for the growth of mold. Mold spores can trigger allergies or even make symptoms of conditions such as asthma worse.
Dehumidifiers help to lower humidity levels. This means that moisture levels in your home will be reduced. This prevents the growth of mold and therefore helps to eliminate mold infestations. You can therefore use a dehumidifier to reduce mold spores in your home and alleviate your symptoms.
- Eliminating dust mites
Dust mites are everywhere. These microscopic creatures eat dead skin cells. They prefer to infest areas such as mattresses, upholstery and bedding. They do well in environments that are warm and with some humidity. Their populations can grow rapidly when these conditions are met.
Dust mites are known to trigger asthma and other allergic reactions. Dehumidifiers can help to reduce populations of dust mites by lowering humidity levels in the home by up to 50%. With your humidity under control, you will find that your symptoms will begin to improve. Be sure to vacuum your home thoroughly and clean upholstery and beddings to get rid of any of the residue left by the dust mites.
- Improving indoor air quality in basements and crawlspaces
A large percentage of the air in your home rises into your home from the basement or crawlspace. The quality of the air in your home is therefore directly impacted by the quality of air in the basement of crawlspace.
Install a dehumidifier in your basement or crawlspace to keep it dry. This will help to keep it free from mold, dust mites and other pests that can cause health problems and allergic reactions. The dehumidifier will keep the space beneath your home healthy and the rest of the home will benefit from this too.
Investing in a dehumidifier is a great way to improve indoor air quality and improve your health by keeping allergens at bay.