How the Room Dehumidifier Works in the Living room?
The living room is the most essential room in your home. The condition of your living room is usually a hint of the condition of all other rooms in the house. It is for this reason you should ensure the living room remains comfortable and serene.
How does high humidity affect the comfort of your home?
High humidity in the house causes the living room to feel stuffy and damp. The warm moist air makes it hard for your body to regulate heat. Because increased moisture in the air makes it impossible for the sweat to evaporate so as to cool down.
High humidity in the living room will make the air feel dense causing a lot of discomforts.
What are signs of high humidity in the living room?
- Clear signs of condensation on the window panes, on glass doors or on the walls.
- Musty odor in the living room.
- The growth of black mold on the living room walls.
- Condensed water under the carpet and other items placed on the floor.
- Condensed water behind items placed next to the walls especially in the morning.
- Mold growth on the ceiling.
- The wallpaper or the paint in the living room begins to peel off.
- Wood warping – if the floor is made of wood, it begins to warp and feel uneven. High humidity also causes wooden door and windows not to close while because the wood has changed shape.
What are the major causes of high humidity in the living room?
- Household activities – research has shown that common household activities like cooking, doing laundry and showering, can contribute to over 2 liters of moisture a day.
- Rainfall – this most common if the roof has been damaged and is letting the rainwater into the house. This cause fluid damage to the walls and ceiling.
- Outside humid air – In most home during the day the windows are opened to allow air circulation. In most cases, the air outside is always more humidity. Once the nightfall comes the windows and doors are locked trapping the moist air in the house. The moist then condenses in the living room as the temperature falls during the night.
- Leaking pipes – most of the moist trapped in the walls is from leaking pipes in the walls. This should be repaired to avoid extra damage.
- Cracks in the walls or space between the walls and windows and doors can allow outside humid air into the house.
- Increased humidity in other rooms – this is common to many homes with basements. Basement is known to have numerous humidity issues. Indoor pool, sauna, and hot tubs can increase the humidity levels in the entire house.
What is a dehumidifier?
Is an electric device that extracts excess moisture from the air. A dehumidifier uses a fan to draw the moist air from then passes it over a series of refrigerated coils to condense the most first. The air is then passed over heated coils to warm it and dry it. A dehumidifier will lower the moisture level and dry the air making the living room more comfortable.
Why should you buy a portable BaseAire dehumidifier for your living room?
- Convenience - a portable BaseAire dehumidifier is light and can be moved from one room to the other.
- Built with an auto-humidistat – allows the dehumidifier to automatically turn on when there is high humidity in the air and auto shut off when the humidity is lowered. This saves money.
- Automatic defrost – built with an auto defrost feature to ensure there no frost build up in the compressor coils.
- This means they are able to extract more moist while consuming less power compared to other dehumidifiers.
- Noise – while the dehumidifier will produce some noise from the fan and compressor, the noise levels are considerably lowered.
- Air cleaning and purification - BaseAire dehumidifiers clean the air off any mold spores and mildew and extracts any odor in the air.
Will the dehumidifier warm the living room?
Yes, because the air is warmed before leaving the dehumidifier. However, the extent to which the temperature rise will depend on the size of the living room. Small living rooms will experience a temperature rise faster.
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Control the humidity levels anywhere inside your home with BaseAire products.
Whether you're located in the Atlantic coastline states, the central states, or the Pacific coastline states, humidity remains an important factor in our daily lives.
The humidity levels change throughout the year depending on different seasons changing. You will never see the increase in humidity, but you will feel it.
Most warm regions, especially along the coastline, are known to have high moisture and humidity levels.
High humidity is not only the biggest threat to the structural integrity of your home, but it can also affect your household belongings and physical health.
At BaseAire, we show our dedication to helping you control the humidity level in your home and commercial workplace by offering a variety of dehumidifiers, different in:
- Airflow capabilities
Our specifically designed dehumidifiers will:
- Decrease the humidity level to below 50%
- Eradicate mold, mildew, and dust mite infestation
- Cleanse the indoor air of any mold spores, odor, and other impurities
- Reduce allergy triggers
The effects of high humidity:
i. High humidity levels in your home will make it feel warmer and stuffier.
ii. Increased humidity will make your home the perfect environment for mold, mildew, and dust mite growth! Known as some of the most common allergy triggers, this can cause health issues.
iii. Skin allergies.
iv. Wood warping – since wood can absorb some of the excess moisture, this makes the wood warp, causing wooden floors to feel uneven as well as wooden doors and windows not closing properly.
v. Appliance failure – in your home, if the excess moisture can condense inside the appliances, this can cause fluid damage to said appliances.
vi. Wallpaper and paint will peel within a space with excess humidity.
vii. Wood rot – wet wood provides the perfect place for fungi growth which causes the wood to rot at an accelerated rate.
Repairing the appliances or replacing the rotting wood can be expensive for many homeowners, hence the importance of a BaseAire dehumidifier.
Common signs of high humidity in the house:
You can easily determine the humidity levels of your home using a hygrometer. But if you do not have access to one, here are some of the signs that show the presence of high humidity in your home:
- Constant reoccurring condensation on window planes and glass doors, especially in the morning.
- Water spots on the walls and ceiling.
- Black mold growth on the walls or ceiling.
In heavily moisturized spaces, like the basement, you will see condensed water on the walls or floor.
How does a dehumidifier work?
Dehumidifiers are electric appliances that extract excess humidity from the air.
We designed our dehumidifiers to pull the air from the house into the unit where it then passes over a series of coolant coils that condense the excess moisture. This removes odor, mold spores, and other impurities from the air. The unit then collects condensed water in a collection tray or pumped out of the unit depending on the model of BaseAire dehumidifier you buy.
The air is then warmed up and pumped out of the dehumidifier back into the room. This process repeats until the relative humidity level of the space lowers below the set level.
Why should you invest in a BaseAire dehumidifier today?
We have a wide variety of dehumidifiers designed for residential and commercial use. Our engineers have gone a step further, designing need-specific dehumidifiers for the basement, crawlspace, garage, office, and storage room. BaseAire dehumidifiers will lower the humidity levels in your home, making it impossible for harmful allergens like mold, mildew, and dust mites to grow. So, if a customer needs a humidity issue in their home fixed, our dehumidifiers will exceed their expectations. Improve your indoor air quality today! Speak to us about your humidity issues and our water damage & restoration experts will help pick the right dehumidifier for you