An effective home dehumidifier removes excess moisture and humidity from the air. High Indoor humidity levels can lead to dust mites, mildew, and mold. These have an adverse effect by triggering allergies and other health problems. The dust particles you see floating in a ray of sunlight contain dead dust mites and their waste which thrive in the summer months.
Although you probably cannot control the dust conditions under which you spend your daylight hours or where you work, you can however eliminate dust from your house and bedroom. Routine cleaning is necessary to maintain a dust-free home and needs to be done regularly and rigorously.
If you are dust-sensitive with allergies and/or asthma, you can find some relief by keeping your home dust-free and humidity levels between 30-50%.
Are Dehumidifiers Helpful?
Dehumidifiers are an effective way to maintain ideal humidity levels inside your home. This prevents dust mites and other harmful allergens from thriving in corners and in your mattress. Another big advantage of using a dehumidifier is that they can keep your surroundings dust-free quite effectively.
What Does a Dehumidifier Do?
Whilst your dehumidifier does not actually do the dusting for you, it is effective enough to filter out most of the dust in the air passing through its filter.
Dehumidifiers suck the ambient air in through its vent. The excess moisture in the surrounding air is extracted in the machine which collects in the water collection tank below. This reduces the humidity level of your home. Dehumidifiers then push the air through a purification filter, which captures dust, pollen, and other spores or bacteria present in the air. The air that comes out of the machine is cleaner, fresher and much better smelling. In time you will see the build-up of dust on the filters which would have been otherwise floating around you.
A dehumidifier reduces the moisture levels in rooms thereby reducing the ability for bacteria and dust mites to live and spread. You can use the dehumidifier in different rooms and you will notice a significant drop in the level of dust in your home.
How to Clean a Dehumidifier?
You should regularly clean the air filter using a soft cloth or a hoover attachment. You can also use a weak bleach solution (1 cup bleach in 1-gallon water) to clean the dehumidifier unit at regular intervals. There are some cleaning products available on the market which will help you effectively clean the filter as well.
Electrostatic and high-efficiency particulate absorption (HEPA) filters added to a furnace or a room unit can reduce the levels of allergens from the air. Ensure that you clean them at regular intervals because if they are not functioning properly, the filters may emit ozone, which can be harmful to your lungs if you have pre-existing respiratory issues like asthma.
Dust and dirt will always enter your house through ducts, vents and even the fabric that you wear when out, so, using an effective dehumidifier will help keep your home dust-free. Plus, your home’s humidity is below 50% and you get to breathe fresh, clean air.
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