A dehumidifier serves to take moisture out of the air, making the summer months much more bearable and less hot in the home. Besides comfort, there are many other benefits to using a dehumidifier to remove excess humidity.

  1. A controlled humidity level will reduce allergens
  2. Low humidity makes it less likely you will develop mold in your home
  3. Less humid air will lower energy costs because your AC system won’t have to work as hard to remove moisture from the air to cool it
  4. Dehumidifiers help to reduce dust in the home

The ideal relative humidity in your home should be about 40-50%. You can see from the chart below, if you are far above or far below these levels there are various side effects that could occur.