While humidifiers add moisture to the air, dehumidifiers decrease the level of moisture in the air. Dehumidifiers are used for several purposes and have several benefits. One benefit is that they reduce allergens. By reducing the moisture in the air, they help prevent the growth of mold and mildew, and they make the environment less hospitable for dust mites. Another benefit is that they reduce dust, keeping your home cleaner. In addition, they protect the quality of certain objects. Dehumidifiers help prevent rust and corrosion on metal items such as appliances and tools. A dehumidifier is commonly used to reduce moisture in basements, single rooms such as the laundry room, or the entire home.
Dehumidifiers are often used in basements because basements tend to be the moistest area of a home. By using a dehumidifier, the air in your basement will smell fresher and your stored items will be preserved for longer. The Whynter Elite 95-Pint Dehumidifier is a perfect dehumidifier for a basement. This dehumidifier is designed for use in spaces up to 3,000 square feet, includes a particle filter, and can be continuously run with the use of a gravity hose.In addition to the basement, dehumidifiers are often used in the laundry room, the bathroom, or the office. Bed Bath & Beyond carries several small and portable dehumidifiers perfect for use in a single room. For example, check out the PureGuardian 42 oz. Small Space Dehumidifier in White. This dehumidifier is thin, so it doesnt take up much space. Plus, it has a sleek, stylish design.
For the Whole House
If you live in an especially humid climate, you should consider investing in a whole home dehumidifier. An air conditioner dehumidifies the air but if the air contains a lot of moisture then the air conditioner will have to work harder and therefore use more energy. Bed Bath & Beyond carries several energy-efficient dehumidifiers, including the Perfect Aire 70-Pint Electric Dehumidifier. This dehumidifier covers up to 4,500 square feet and includes a washable filter and timer function.