Humidifiers vs Dehumidifiers: When Do I Use One?
Humidifier or dehumidifier? Do I need more moisture or less moisture? What's the difference?
Luckily, SERVPRO of Russellville, Hamilton and Fayette can help you understand the difference.
Tools such as the humidifier and dehumidifier have were made to measure, control and regulate humidity, circulation, and temperature to best suit our bodies. Humidity is a very important factor in determining how comfortable a space can feel.
Low amounts of water vapor in the air can cause dry skin and hair, static electricity, and increased likelihood of catching a cold or respiratory illness.
Both humidifiers and dehumidifiers help improve indoor humidity levels and eliminate respiratory illnesses like asthma and chest congestion.
A humidifier increases the amount of moisture in the air while a dehumidifier decreases the amount of moisture.
Cold and Winter Months:
During the cold, winter months the air is usually dry and viruses become airborne. A humidifier will add moisture to the air and can help you avoid getting sick.
Humidifiers are also often used in babies and children’s rooms to aid in their breathing throughout the night.
Basements are often susceptible to mold growth because they have little exposure to sunlight and tend to gather moisture which leads to high humidity. A dehumidifier would be best in a basement- especially if your basement always seems to be damp and musty.
Mold thrives in dark, damp places. To reduce the likelihood of mold, the amount of moisture in the air needs to be reduced. This is where a dehumidifier would be appropriate.
If the humidity levels in your home are all out of sorts, or mold has already taken up residence in your home, it is probably best to call SERVPRO of Walker & Winston Counties. We can assess your air quality and help you make the right call.