Why Do I Need a DeHumidifier?
I’ll be honest. When I started this campaign, I had to google ‘What is a Dehumidifier for?’
As it turns out, quite a lot!
- A dehumidifier helps reduce musty odors that can accompany mold and mildew.
- It reduces the potential development of mold on furniture, curtains, bed sheets and clothing.
- Running a dehumidifier reduces dust. Dust can trigger allergies; and this device will help to reduce allergens such as dust mites, mold and mildew. Plus, cleaning time is reduced.
- A dehumidifier can also lower energy costs because it helps the HVAC units run more efficiently. If a home is located in a humid climate, an air conditioner must work harder to not only cool the air, but also remove moisture.
Our bathroom always gets steamed up, and we live on the top floor of a house so you can just imagine how hot and humid it gets all summer long. Phew! All that moisture has to go somewhere and I’d much rather it went into a compact device that quietly works in the corner than into the furniture.
I went over to ExplainThatStuff.com and found this to really break it down:
Why does indoor humidity matter?
We’re walking water bags—adult bodies are typically 60 percent water—but that doesn’t mean our homes should be like fish tanks! High humidity can cause all kinds of problems. It can make clothing go moldy in your cupboard, it’s bad for computers (it can cause rusting or short circuits inside their cases) and optical equipment (that’s why things like cameras and binoculars are sold with water-absorbing sachets of silica gel)—and it’s bad for your health too.
According to a scientific review of the health effects of humidity published in 1986 by Arundel et al, high levels of indoor humidity can encourage a flourishing of bacteria, viruses, mites and fungi, and more respiratory infections and sicknesses: “The majority of adverse health effects caused by relative humidity would be minimized by maintaining indoor levels between 40 and 60%.”
Meet the world’s first expandable dehumidifier. The winner of the 2020 Energy Star Most Efficient award, with attractive looks and compact form, the Midea Cube fits with your décor as well as your space.
Its unique lift-and-twist design offers unparalleled flexibility, and when fully extended, the Cube has up to 3 times more water tank capacity than traditional dehumidifiers. This results in longer runtimes and fewer trips to the sink – so you can set it and forget it.
But when you do need to drain, the Cube’s innovative design offers you the flexibility to detach the bucket for easy pouring. And when you’re ready to put it away, the Cube becomes half its size in nested form, allowing for compact storage.