What Does a Dehumidifier Do For Your Health?

First off, let’s clarify what a dehumidifier is for those who aren’t certain. Dehumidifier’s are machines that removes the moisture from the air, and it regulates the humidity level which is needed to create comfortable living conditions.

Some people may be curious about whether a dehumidifier is a healthy air quality choice. Will it make you sick? Give me a headache? Will I get a sore throat because it dries out the environment?

So today we’re going to look at the benefits of a dehumidifier. We will discuss when to use it, and finally whether it’s a healthy choice or if there are side effects when of using the dehumidifier.

Is a Dehumidifier Good or Bad for Your Health

Some people may believe that removing the moisture from the air is unhealthy. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Changes in the weather can trigger a headache. Weather issues like barometric pressure changes is a common cause of headaches. This is different from taking the excess moisture out of the air.

Long term excessive dryness can cause your sinuses to dry out and may cause issues, again it is a simple method of monitoring and making sure the system is working properly.

If you are prone to headaches, the best way to find out what is triggering them is to keep a journal and track them, paying attention to the weather, your mood, stress level and even whether you were sitting or exercising.

There is no evidence that dehumidifiers cause headaches, so you shouldn’t worry about that. You only need to monitor the dehumidifier to make sure it is set correctly so that it will remove the correct amount of moisture in your air.

Will I get a sore throat because the air is dried out? Not likely. You’re at a bigger risk of sore throat from mold in your home due to too much humidity. If you do feel like your throat or sinuses are too dry, adjust the dehumidifier. (And, make sure you are breathing through your nose and not your mouth.

Dehumidifiers will improve the quality of the air for you. Extreme humidity, whether too high or too low is what will cause you to have health issues. The dehumidifier will regulate the amount of moisture in your home, office or garage.

I highly recommend dehumidifiers. They are a great way to control your environment and prevent the dangers of too much moisture in your air.

Dehumidifiers do require maintenance for them to do their job, just like air conditioners and humidifiers. If you already have mold, you will need to eradicate that separately.

The dehumidifier is actually helping your throat not to get dry if you are breathing through your mouth.


The benefits of a dehumidifier have far more benefits to your health. Dehumidifiers more likely are preventing these very issues from happening in the first place. You simply need to determine the correct dehumidifier for your space.

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