Published 16th November 2018. Last Updated 10th October 2019.
From Damp to Drier
One of the things that countless homeowners, landlords and tenants dread finding in their properties are signs of damp.
As this is an issue that can soon spiral out of control as the damp spreads across walls, fabrics and carpets, it’s important to act, and fast.
Damp doesn’t just look unpleasant, it smells and can even cause an allergic reaction!
For those who have a more persistent problem with damp, this will create crumbling paint, plaster and wallpaper and even patterns of mould.
Damp can also be expensive to get rid of when left for a prolonged period, so the faster it’s treated, the better.
Although there are a number of different steps that can tackle damp, a Dehumidifier more often than not solves the problem.
A Dehumidifier is designed to keep properties moisture levels in check, so the air is more comfortable and there are fewer signs of damp air – such as condensation and mould.
Because damp occurs when there is too much moisture in the air that cannot escape, a Dehumidifiers sole purpose is to prevent this from happening in the first place.
Prevents Mould & Mildew
The solution to preventing mould is simple: moisture!
It’s impossible to get rid of all mould and mould spores in the home because moisture is EVERYWHERE, but because mould cannot grow without it, reducing moisture in the home is the best approach to eliminate or prevent mould and mould spores from happening in the first place.
Like most, if there are no visible signs of excess moisture, there is no problem… Right?
We produce moisture just from living our lives.
From showering, cooking and even breathing, we are adding moisture to the air that has to end up somewhere.
And that’s without adding airing clothes, bathing, boiling the kettle, ironing, sweating and washing pots into the mix!
Using a Dehumidifier – similar to how it does with damp – will remove moisture from the air that we aren’t able to prevent ourselves.
TIP: place the Dehumidifier in areas where regular moisture is produced, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Hanging wet washing indoors could be turning our home into a breeding ground for dust, mould and unpleasant odours.
But, when the weather forces us to keep our clothes indoors, could a Dehumidifier be just what we need?
Of course, the obvious solution is to purchase a tumble dryer, but these can be costly to run and aren’t the most economical.
Dehumidifiers can work out much cheaper and have recently been hailed as the efficient laundry drying alternative to tumble dryers!
When hanging clothes indoors, a Dehumidifier will catch the evaporating moisture in the air, through sucking in and trapping moisture.
This combats the additional moisture in the air, which prevents condensation, damp, and mould from appearing.
This is vital as prolonged use of an airer or clothes horse will lead to additional moisture in the air.
There are a number of Ebac Dehumidifiers that have dedicated settings for this precise application.
So, if it is too cold or wet outside to dry the laundry, do it inside and use a Dehumidifier to help speed up the process and save on heating and running costs.
10/10 Mumsnetters would recommend using Ebac’s 3850e Dehumidifier as a laundry drying solution.
Relieve Allergies and Asthma
A Dehumidifier does wonders to increase a homes comfort level, but that’s not all it can do: these devices can keep us healthier, too!
A common problem with excess moisture in the home is that it spawns the growth of some of the most common allergens which can be detrimental to our health but especially bothersome for those with allergies and asthma.
These include dust mites, mould and mildew, all of which thrive in moisture.
When someone who is allergic to mould (for example) breathes in mould or mould spores, their immune system overreacts and causes symptoms such as a blocked nose, coughing and sneezing.
And, with around 42 per cent of people stating that mould triggers their asthma, it’s worth cutting the risk.
A home that has above 50 per cent moisture is the perfect breeding ground for these allergens to thrive in.
Using a Dehumidifier makes sure our home is between 35 per cent to 50 per cent, which will keep allergens from growing and spreading.
As discussed, a homes lower level of moisture will make it less conducive to the growth of the most irritating allergens – dust mites, mould, and mildew.
Improves Health & Well-Being
All the above benefits reaped from a Dehumidifier sum up to a better, healthier living environment.
While a Dehumidifier isn’t an Air Purifier, in the process of removing additional moisture from the air, their application contributes in most methods to reduce the level of impure air.
However, as Dehumidifiers have become more popular, we have grown to expect more from them too.
Despite their sole purpose remaining the same – removing moisture from the air – technological advancements have seen them grow to become more multifunctional than ever before!
As one of the best-known Dehumidifier brands out there, Ebac’s 3850e Dehumidifier has got of it all.
Is it a Dehumidifier? Is it clothes direr? Is it an Air Purifier?
Well, it’s all of them!
Ebac’s 3850e Smart Control Dehumidifier will monitor a properties environment and tell the Dehumidifier when to work, and when not to.
It uses data to understand how much moisture is in the air, which ensures optimal performance.
And not just that, no other Dehumidifier manufacturer uses this control method; it is 100% unique to Ebac.