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The Many Benefits of Running a Dehumidifier in the Summer

What is Humidity Anyway?

If homeowners have ever wondered why the atmosphere can get pretty uncomfortable during the summer months, look no further than the humidity level in the air for an explanation. Simply put, humidity is the amount of water vapor present in the air, and high humidity levels just mean that there is a lot of water vapor in the air, likely due to the heat causing water to evaporate and remain in the air in its gaseous state – water vapor.

Places that are hot or tropical, or temperate regions during the summertime all experience high levels of humidity, which creates an atmosphere that feels stuffy and generally uncomfortable, as an incredibly humid environment prevents the body from shedding excess heat through sweat. For homeowners who want to eliminate this discomfort, the good news is that dehumidifiers exist to remove all this excess humidity in the air.

Understanding How Dehumidifiers Work


Dehumidifiers work by sucking in the humid air from the room and passing it through refrigerated coils that then remove the moisture from the air as it moves through the cool coils. The condensed water vapor turns to water collected inside the dehumidifier’s storage tank while the air passes through a warm coil before returning to the room.

When Would You Need a Dehumidifier?


Not everyone needs a whole home dehumidifier. Lucky for some homeowners, their spaces stay comfortable even during the hot summer months, but for those who experience the following symptoms, it may be worth exploring the idea of adding a dehumidifier to their home.

  • Condensation on the windows – Water droplets collecting inside a window indicate excess moisture in the air.
  • Water stains on walls – During the winter months, water stains on walls result from water condensing on the inside of the walls when the exterior wall is cold, and the interior wall is warm.
  • Presence of mold – a musty smell or the visible presence of mold colonies may result from excess humidity in the air. Installing a whole-house dehumidifier should prevent this at all costs since molds can cause respiratory health issues once they become airborne. 

Advantages of Having a Dehumidifier at Home

Having a dehumidifier at home has plenty of benefits to offer those who live there, including, but not limited to:

  • Personal comfort – a stuffy home can feel suffocating and uncomfortable. A dehumidifier solves that problem by removing excess humidity and improving indoor air quality.
  • Prevention of mold – having a dehumidifier at home helps prevent condensation from happening, preventing harmful mold and mildew from creating a harmful presence inside.
  • Improved air quality – those who suffer from asthma and allergies will be happy to know that having a dehumidifier helps reduce asthma symptoms and relieves the irritation of allergies. 

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