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The Health Benefits of Having a Home Humidifier and Dehumidifier

Does your skin easily dry out at home? Or do you have the opposite problem, where your home feels way too damp all the time? Humidifiers and dehumidifiers are useful devices used to regulate the amount of moisture in an area — both of which offer their own benefits.

Benefits of Humidifiers

Dryness Prevention

Humidifiers help prevent dry skin, especially during the winter months since winter air usually has low humidity, which can aggravate dryness. The warm air that circulates throughout your house during winter can often lead to dry skin or cracked lips.

Illness Prevention

Humidifiers are also useful for dealing with colds, the flu, and other illnesses. During a cold, you may develop a runny nose or congested sinuses, and breathing becomes more difficult. Humidifiers will help to clear the air through your body's passages, making it easier to breathe.

Benefits of Dehumidifiers

As the name suggests, a dehumidifier does the opposite of a humidifier and remove moisture from the air. So what does a dehumidifier do for a house?

Prevents Mold Growth

Mold and bacteria are especially prevalent in homes that have a high amount of moisture. Creating a dryer atmosphere will prevent mold growth in dark, damp areas of the home.

Stops Feelings of Humidity

For some people, too much humidity can cause feelings of discomfort. It can feel like surfaces in a home are damp or sticky. Dehumidifiers can help remove a build-up of musty odors that come along with high humidity, leaving your house smelling better too.

Prevents Pest Infestations

Aside from mold, moisturized areas tend to also attract other creatures like rodents and insects. A dehumidifier will make it more difficult for pests to live in a specific area, getting rid of the moisture needed to thrive there.


When you need help controlling your home’s humidity levels, trust the experts at Lancaster PCHE!