By Corrie Pelc
During the winter, you’re less likely to have windows open inside your home. That means every time you run hot water for an extended period of time — like if you're taking a shower or bath or cleaning dishes — any humidity made by that hot water gets trapped inside the room.
And in the summer, the opposite can happen — if the outside air is very humid where you live (a.k.a. it contains a lot of moisture), this can lead to the air in your home becoming very humid as well. This can make it nearly impossible for moisture to leave the air in your home, especially in areas like the garage and basement.
When extra humidity builds up in the home, moisture on walls, flooring, ceilings, and even towels lingers. This can cause mildew and mold to grow, which are both things no one wants in their home.
A dehumidifier can be used to tackle this problem and remove excess moisture from indoor air throughout your home. Not only can a dehumidifier help stop mold from growing in your home, but it can also help remove allergens such as dust mites.
In this guide, we’ll tell you a few warning signs that you might need a dehumidifier, and we’ll outline the best dehumidifiers on the market today.