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Dehumidifiers Reduce Basement Moisture

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, March 14, 2010

Basement dehumidifiers reduce the amount of moisture in the air of the lowest level of your home. This necessary for a number of reasons. Among the advantages of using a dehumidifier in the basement are improved quality of air, reduced moisture, fewer insects, lower energy bills and convenience. Each of these reasons deserves an explanation all its own. There are many types of basement dehumidifiers, though. They come in different sizes and serve different functions depending on how you need them to work in your home. First, though, the benefits are worth knowing.

Benefits of Basement Dehumidifiers

Installing a basement dehumidifier is not difficult. Considering that they are portable and they simply have to be plugged in and set to work. They also come in various sizes for all types of dehumidifying. Convenience, then, is the first benefit. By working to remove the moisture in a basement, they not only keep mold at bay, but they work to protect the inner integrity of the home. If moisture is allowed to build up over time, it can damage drywall, structural wood, carpets and paint. Moisture reduction is the second reason to install a dehumidifier in the basement. Also, by reducing moisture, insects do not have as much of an opportunity to thrive in a dehumidified basement.

The reduction of moisture also diminishes the need to run the air conditioner as much during the summertime. This leads directly to increased energy savings. Lastly, an overall reduction in moisture can improve the air quality in a basement and other levels of the home. So you see, by reducing moisture, many other related benefits arise.


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