DEHUMIDIFIERS

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HUMIDIFIERS AND DEHUMIDIFIERS AND WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

The right amount of humidity in your home makes a big difference not just in the comfort of those
inside but it also plays a vital role in reducing instances of mold and mildew.
A humidifier may help allergy sufferers who have symptoms aggravated by dry air, while a dehumidifier
can eliminate mold-friendly conditions in a basement or smaller, poorly ventilated space. The team at
Efficient Air, your local AC repair service to help you understand some of the differences between a
humidifier and a dehumidifier and figure out which is best for you.
WHAT IS HUMIDITY?
Humidity means the amount of water vapor in the air. “Dry” air is air with little humidity, while air
that’s saturated with water vapor — think of a muggy summer’s day — is very humid. While humid
conditions can be helpful for people who have sensitive respiratory systems, it may not always be the
best for small, enclosed spaces in your home.
HOW DOES HUMIDITY AFFECT MY HOUSE?
Dry air can cause cracks in the foundation, wooden beams, plaster, and even your leather furniture. If
you live in a more arid climate, then a dehumidifier is right for you. However, too much humidity and
moisture in the air can create a climate that’s conducive to mold growing in the walls and ceilings. Not
only will mold and mildew damage your home, but they can also lead to significant health issues.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HUMIDIFIERS AND DEHUMIDIFIERS?
Humidifiers are appliances that create water vapor and project it into the air. They can be
personal-sized, for bedroom use, or larger, for bigger or open spaces. Water is placed in a well and
heated until it turns to vapor.
Dehumidifiers, on the other hand, suck in humid air from a space and reduce the amount of water
vapor in it, making the air drier. Which one you select depends on the results you want for your health
and your home