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Dehumidifiers Help Balance Your Home’s Humidity for Mold Allergy Relief

Posted by Ivey on April 27th, 2011


Winix WDH851 50 Pint Dehumdifier with Built-In Pump
When dealing with allergies, it can often seem like the symptoms come out of nowhere and the causes are even more difficult to pinpoint. If you have been diligent about keeping surfaces free of dust and debris, washing your hands frequently, removing your shoes before entering your home, and washing your hair daily, along with taking other precautions to reduce pollen particles in your indoor environment, yet your allergy symptoms still persist, you could be targeting the wrong allergy.

According to WebMD, you could be among the 5% of Americans who suffer from mold allergies. Mold allergies trigger many of the same reactions as pollen and dust allergies, such as itchy eyes, irritated skin, nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, and even asthma attacks. People often experience allergy symptoms in their home due to the presence of mold, which often results from excess humidity. Dehumidifiers offer an effective, simple solution for controlling excess moisture—and mold.

By extracting excess moisture from your environment, dehumidifiers help you maintain a healthy relative humidity level—between 45 and 50%. The dehumidifier operates by drawing damp air into the machine, removing the unnecessary moisture, and collecting it in a receptacle. The clean, dry air is then distributed throughout your area.

Many dehumidifiers, such as the Winix 50 Pint Dehumidifier, come with a variety of features such as built-in condensate pumps that automatically remove collected water and prevent you from making endless trips to manually empty the condensate bucket. This is an especially handy feature for dehumidifiers like the Winix WDH851 that can remove up to 50 pints of moisture each day from your environment.

This Winix dehumidifier also features antimicrobial technology to prohibit bacterial growth on the water bucket surface, which adds an additional layer of protection to your indoor environment. Plus, it comes with an Auto Mode setting that intuitively adjusts the dehumidifier’s fan speed to optimize humidity reduction and energy efficiency in your home, a programmable timer, and a full-bucket indicator.

Best of all, this Winix dehumidifier and many of our other top-selling dehumidifier brands, including Danby, DeLonghi, Alen, Comfort-Aire, Friedrich, Soleus Air, and Sunpentown are currently on sale for 20% off.

For more information about dehumidifiers and allergy prevention, read our Dehumidifiers and Allergies article.

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