First, let’s clarify what a dehumidifier is for those who aren’t certain. Dehumidifiers are machines that remove moisture from the air. It regulates the humidity level, which creates comfortable living conditions.
Some may be curious whether a dehumidifier is a healthy air quality choice. Can a Dehumidifier Make You Sick? Will it 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 its uses. We will also look at whether it’s a healthy choice and if there are side effects when using a 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 are a common cause of headaches. It is different than taking the excess moisture out of the air.
Long-term excessive dryness can cause your sinuses to dry out and cause issues. Again, it is a simple monitoring method to ensure the system works properly. If you are prone to headaches, the best way to find out what triggers them is to keep a journal and track them. Pay attention to the weather, your mood, your stress level, and whether you are 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. Ensure it is set correctly to remove the correct amount of moisture in your air.
Will I get a sore throat because the air is dry? Not likely. You’re at a bigger risk of getting a sore throat from mold in your home due to too much humidity. Adjust the dehumidifier if you feel like your throat or sinuses are too dry. And make sure you are breathing through your nose, not your mouth.
Dehumidifiers will improve the quality of the air for you. Extreme humidity, whether too high or too low, will cause health issues. The dehumidifier will regulate the 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 the 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 will help your throat not get dry if you breathe through your mouth.
The benefits of a dehumidifier have far more benefits for your health. Dehumidifiers more than likely prevent these issues from happening in the first place. Your goal is to determine the correct dehumidifier for your space.
My name is Theresa Clark. I am an engineer and air quality specialist.