The importance of a good night sleep is something that is never too far from our thoughts. But, one of the most neglected tenets of ensuring a peaceful night is making sure that the quality of air in our bedroom is good and healthy.
Why Do You Need A Bedroom Dehumidifier?
As discussed in Health and Moisture in Buildings, excessive moisture in our homes has a significant impact on our health and the amount of allergens found in our environment.
The research shows that there can be a negative impacts of clinical significance which are bad for our health and can lead to both acute and chronic illnesses and, in extreme cases, fatalities.
According to the same report, it is estimated that the number of houses affected from moisture range from 4 to 25 percent, which equates to up to 6.75 million properties, affecting somewhere between 2.6 million and 16 million people.
But, to help keep moisture levels in check and ensure a good nights sleep, we recommend following the increasing number of people who are choosing to purchase a dehumidifier.
A dehumidifiers is a machine that draws in excess moisture from the air to help control and maintain the quality of air in our homes, or in this case our bedroom. The best bedroom dehumidifier will control the humidity levels and maintain them at the ideal level helping those who struggle to sleep breathe easier and be more comfortable at night time.
The impact of too much moisture in a home, let alone a bedroom (and the presence of dust mites and mould which thrive in conditions of warm, moist humid air) can have on those who have trouble sleeping, and especially those with respiratory problems and exacerbation of asthma, is proven.
How Does A Dehumidifier Work?
The fundamentals of how a dehumidifier works are somewhat simple to understand; a fan pulls air from our home into the dehumidifier at one end, takes moisture out of the air as it passes through the dehumidifier and blows it back out into the room again.
Most dehumidifiers also have a removable water container where the moisture extracted is collected for safe disposal; it’s also common for dehumidifiers to have a place to connect a hose or pipe so the moisture removed can drain straight into a floor drain or sink. This is perfect for those who want to run their dehumidifier in an unoccupied environment or over a prolonged period of time because it frees us from having to remember to dispose the extracted moisture. However, this is not too much of a concern as most dehumidifiers have an automatic shut off which means the dehumidifier will turn off until the water container is emptied.
What Makes The Best Bedroom Dehumidifier?
When it comes to using a dehumidifier in the bedroom, there are a number of features to look out for that will help make a dehumidifier just right for you and your needs to enjoy plenty of happy nights sleep in the best quality air.
How Big Is The Dehumidifier?
First and foremost understanding what size dehumidifier to get it an important thing to factor into the decision making process when shopping for the best bedroom dehumidifier. You need to make sure that it’s big enough. This doesn’t necessarily mean its physical size, but rather its extraction capability.
A dehumidifier’s application is measured by the number of litres they’re able to extract from the air every day. To pit it as simple as can be, the bigger the bedroom, the bigger extraction needed.
Ebac have a range of dehumidifiers from 15 litres to 25 litres available which are perfect for a range of applications, houses and sizes. And not just that, in need of immediate help? All Ebac dehumidifiers come wit Free Next Working Day Delivery.
Is The Dehumidifier Quiet?
It almost goes without saying that when looking to buy a bedroom dehumidifier that noise is up there with one of the main things to note down. After all, there’s no point in improving a bedrooms air quality if it’s going to be too noisy to sleep.
But, how quiet a dehumidifier is, is all down to how it is used.
There are a range of dehumidifiers available today that offer different fan speeds, modes and settings for this exact reason but it’s more a question of what we can do to make a dehumidifier quieter.
- Place the dehumidifier on a level surface to avoid any unnecessary vibrations. In the circumstance that this is not possible because of uneven wood or laminate flooring place the dehumidifier on a rug and this should prevent excess noise.
- When it comes to noise, making sure the dehumidifier is on the lowest fan speed will make a significant difference when making sure a dehumidifier is as quiet as possible to ensure a good nights sleep. For example, Ebac 3000 Series dehumidifiers have a dedicated fan button on the machine which is as simple as pressing until the number ‘one’ appears; this means the dehumidifier is now in quiet mode.
Is The Dehumidifier Easy To Use?
Something that many of us forget about when looking to buy a dehumidifier is the maintenance requirements and ease of use. But, don’t panic; there are just two simple tips to remember.
- When it comes to maintenance, every dehumidifier owner should get into the habit of changing their dehumidifier filters every three months. This ensures that the dehumidifier is performing to its optimum requirements and trapping allergens and impurities that impact how healthy the air we breathe on a day to day basis is.
- A lot of dehumidifiers available to buy today have LED control and display panels with easy to understand buttons and symbols to help get the machine up and running in a matter of minutes. Ebac’s 2000 and 3000 Series dehumidifiers have a patented Smart Control that works to remove just the right amount of moisture from the air without complication making the process even easier.
Still Not Sure What To Do?
Call us at 01388 605061 where we will be happy to advice and help on what dehumidifier is best for you and your needs. Alternatively, visit our Ebac Blog where we delve deeper into dehumidifier topics, or find us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates and information about all things Ebac.
First Published 18th January 2018.