8 Benefits of Owning a Dehumidifier
Start of Summer Countdown: Monday, 21 June 2021 to Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Allergies: A Global Problem
Be it in the United Kingdom or around the world, allergies are a growing problem among human populations.
An estimate by the World Allergy Organisation (WAO) regarding allergy prevalence of the whole population by country, ranges between 10 – 40% (Pawankar R, et al, 2013).
Within Europe alone, 150 million or more Europeans suffer from chronic allergic diseases (EAACI, 2016).
By 2025 in current predictions, half of the entire EU population will be affected by allergies (EAACI, 2016).
Symptoms usually are mild, be it watery eyes, stuffy noses, sneezing and wheezing. Prolonged symptoms of this can have an affect on other parts of our lives, such as sleep deprivation.
This is particularly true during the summer: hay fever is the most common form of non-infectious allergy (Pawankar R, et al, 2013).
Between 10% and 30% of all adults and as many as 40% of children can be affected (Pawankar R, et al, 2013).
So you might be asking, how would a dehumidifier alleviate some of these issues?
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Reason 6 & 7: Apart from cleaning fewer times, due to less dust, a dehumidifier lowers energy costs: by helping your air conditioner run more efficiently, the air in your home is more humid.
The alternating current, A/C, must do the function of cooling the air and removing moisture. It means it has to work harder. The A/C can also wear out sooner as a result.
Reason 8: Corrosion can also occur due to high levels of humidity; prevalence of this is in garages, where bikes and tools are.
Do you want your summer bike corroded before use?
- 1. Pawankar R, Canonica GW, ST Holgate ST, Lockey RF, Blaiss M: The WAO White Book on Allergy (Update. 2013).
- 2. European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), 2016.
- 3. Asthama facts and statistics, Asthama UK, 2017
- 4. Harmful Noise Levels
Dr Dehumidifier or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Summer
Reason 1: Allergies increase in magnitude in more humid climates; mould, seasonal allergies and even dust bugs are often pretenses to triggering episodes of misfortune.
Mould can have a particular effect, in particular in young children: the United Kingdom alone shows 1 in 11 children and 1 in 12 adults suffer from asthma (Asthma UK, 2017). Mould itself can be seen as a contributing factor to childhood asthma.
Dehumidifiers as a result reduce humidity levels, countering potential hostility of allergens such as dust bugs and mould.
Reason 2: Furthermore, it helps clothes dry more rapidly, making sure as well grain foods like cereal and staple foods like bread are kept dry also.
Reason 3: Ecor Pro dehumidifiers are almost invisible in action, with the mobility to be installed “out of sight, out of mind” as well as at a low fan speed and volume; for example, the DH3500 unit, our biggest desiccant unit, has a noise level of 58 decibels (dB). This is particularly non-noticeable when considering installation aspects.
According to MyHealth.Alberta.ca, the average dB for normal conversation or background music is 60dB (MyHealth.Alberta.ca, last updated July 2019).
Reason 4: As well as not spurring the growth of mould for humans, it aids the prevention of mould growth in furniture, clothing and bed sheets.
Reason 5: Ecor Pro dehumidifiers overall aid the goal of respiratory brilliance, ridding your lungs and skin of irritation from allergens.
Our own LD800 unit, a heat recovery unit, comes equipped with a HEPA filter, for example.
But what money can be saved with an Ecor Pro dehumidifier?