Dehumidifiers can be the most helpful appliance in your home if used correctly. Their purpose is to remove the humidity from the air. Interestingly, humidity is a natural occurrence that can have healthful benefits. However, it can also cause many health problems. Proper use of a dehumidifier may help to increase your health.

The How

Your first step in improving the health of the air in your home is choosing the right tool for the job. The size of your dehumidifier is directly related to the size of the room where you will use it. Therefore, you want to make sure to carefully read the specifications of the machine you are considering for purchase. Additionally, it may also be helpful to measure the space you are hoping to affect the most. In this way, you may find that it’s more beneficial to get two units for the area as opposed to just one giant one. It all depends on the space and location. Once you install the dehumidifier, make sure to follow the cleaning guidelines. Because you are dealing with moisture and air, neglectful care of the machine can cause productivity issues.

The When

Dehumidifiers have great health benefits. They remove moisture from the air. Moisture in the air can trigger severe allergy issues. Moist air is more likely to carry dust mites, mold, and mildew. Many of those irritants can lead to asthma attacks after prolonged exposure. Sometimes you can even smell the moisture in the air. If your home has a musty odor, there is a chance that moisture could lead to further problems. Reducing moisture can also reduce the presence of dust in the home. Dust can aggravate allergies, but it also keeps you from having to clean so frequently.


Dehumidifiers can be your best friend in the spring when allergies are fighting against you at every turn.  They may not be able to take all of the allergens out of the air for you, but they can remove the moisture that may carry them. Appropriate use and maintenance of a dehumidifier in your home could be what saves you, during allergy season and beyond.