A dehumidifier is not a common appliance in the household, so it is common for people to ask “Why should I get a dehumidifier?” As pointed out below, there are several reasons to have a dehumidifier in your home.
If you live somewhere that is hot and humid all year round or during the summer, chances are that you probably complain of heat, even in the confines of your home. It is uncomfortable when you skin is clammy and clinging to your clothes and furniture. In severe humid weather, then air tends to be thick and hard to breathe in.
By getting a dehumidifier, you can make yourself more comfortable in your home; it will remove water vapor in the air, allowing your body to release heat more effectively as high vapor level in the air prevents sweat from evaporating, thus disabling the body from cooling off. If you use it with an air conditioner, you will also be able to drop the temperature more than 20 degrees.
In humid, moist air, mold grows easily from tiny mold spores that are in the air. If you have mold growing in your house, it can be a serious problem; it can not only grow on your furniture, storage boxes and under the carpeting but also hidden in your walls. If it is too late, you may need to tear your walls and carpeting out. What is worse is that you would need to throw away irreplaceable mementos. Buying and running a dehumidifier will not be as costly as repairing your home.
Having a dehumidifier in your home can help preventing you from getting sick. As mentioned before, mold can grow anywhere and when it sprouts, it can be hazardous to your health. It can cause nasty allergy reactions and repertory problems. Although they are unlikely to be fatal, recovering from them can take time and more money. As they say, prevention is better than cure.
Dehumidifiers come in various sizes and added functions so you can get one that is reasonably priced within your budget. If you live where the temperature is at the higher end of the thermometer, get a refrigerant dehumidifier with air conditioning. A desiccant dehumidifier however, will be best if you live in a cool freezing area. Regardless of where you live, it is a good investment that will benefit you in terms of comfort, finances and health in the long run.