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.
- Energy star rated – all BaseAire dehumidifiers are energy star rated. 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.