Dehumidifiers for your Home and Health
Most homes have a stuffy bathroom, basement, or rooms with no windows and no ventilation. These rooms are typically uncomfortable because high levels of moisture, called humidity, exist. If the humidity level rises above 50 percent or more, dust mites, mildew and mold can grow - all of which may worsen allergies and asthma.
Depending on the room, different elements can create high levels of moisture. In a bathroom, activities like bathing or showering can cause a bathroom's humidity level to rise. Additionally, common activities like drying clothes, washing dishes, and even breathing or perspiration can create moisture and raise the humidity level. Moisture can also come through the concrete floors of basements from the moist soil below, which can cause condensation on windows or even wood to rot.
High humidity levels also allow for mold spores to land in wet, damp places, allowing for mold to accumulate and grow. It is recommended to add dehumidifiers to rooms where moisture is high in order to prevent mold from growing. If mold is allowed to grow, those sensitive to it may have allergic reactions like sneezing, runny nose, red eyes or skin rash if they inhale or touch mold or mold spores. Asthma attacks can also be triggered in asthmatics who are mold-allergic. Even individuals without mold allergies can suffer from irritation of the eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs around mold.
Once the sources of mold in the home have been identified, dehumidifiers can control the humidity levels. Dehumidifiers are the most common form of defense against high humidity levels; however, they can be large energy consumers. For this reason, Alen offers energy efficient dehumidifiers made to be Energy Star compliant with adjustable humidistats so you can maintain the EPA recommended humidity level range between 30 and 50 percent.
Combining Alen Dehumidifiers and Alen Air Purifiers helps to establish a stable level of indoor air quality. With air purifiers cleaning the air and dehumidifiers removing moisture, allergies will be less aggravated and asthma attacks kept at bay. Using HEPA style filtration, Alen Air Purifiers remove dust mites, mold spores and dangerous pollutants from the air - aiding dehumidifiers. Air purifiers and dehumidifiers together can help with indoor allergies, removing mold and offering air quality management. The combination is not only good for your home, but also for your cardiovascular and lung health.
Does this information apply to you? Are you interested in purchasing one of Alen's Air Purifiers or Energy Star Dehumidifiers? Visit the Alen Air Purifier or Dehumidifiers shop page. You can also call an Alen Air Quality Specialist 800-630-2396 to help remove moisture, allergens and pollutants from your air.