My name is Theresa Clark. I am not an HVAC pro by any means. But I researched dehumidifiers because I have a new construction home and had a severe case of eczema that no one could diagnose. I was miserable, and after four doctors couldn’t figure it out, I did my own research.
I was diagnosed with a formaldehyde allergy. I removed all products containing formaldehyde from the house except for the materials attached to the house. I then learned that the carpets and flooring put off formaldehyde. What is the way to slow this effect? A dehumidifier! I started with a formaldehyde meter and a room dehumidifier. Life got better. I then graduated to the whole home version. The problem significantly improved!
Now that I have had the dehumidifier for two years. The HVAC guys said I now need a Reme Halo air purifier to kill the bacteria now growing there.
After researching the cost of operating a unit and the effect on comfort, I believe that I have reduced the use of an air conditioner because the air isn’t as humid. Then there is the effect on wood abs reducing the movement of natural wood due to changes in the humidity in the house.
Lots of stuff to discuss…
Learn more about the dehumidifier with pump reviews before you buy.