Well it has been a great summer in the UK, the best for a long time. But now I think you can notice the evenings are getting a little cooler as the nights draw in.
I’m sorry to say that it won’t be long before we put an extra blanket on the bed, crank up the central heating and fill a hot water bottle at bedtime.
Autumn and winter bring their perils both inside and out of the home. Outdoors, we have to contend with slippery driveways, frozen water pipes and iced up cars. Inside, if a home isn’t adequately insulated and properly ventilated, mould and mildew can start to grow. This can be a health hazard, especially for those with allergies, asthma or other conditions.
One solution is to use dehumidifiers in our houses during the winter months.
These household appliances reduce the level of humidity in the air as well as condensation, which can otherwise be uncomfortable and prevent laundry from drying – which in turn becomes musty.
Higher humidity is attractive to household pests such as moths, fleas, cockroaches, woodlice and dust mites, which we certainly don’t want to encourage.
Using a dehumidifier can increase the rate at which a house will heat up, so if you have a humidity problem that makes the place feel damp, they can be of great benefit. You might be surprised how much condensate – that’s water from the atmosphere – a dehumidifier can extract; depending on the model, domestic Ebac Dehumidifiers for example can extract as much as 21 litres a day!
Ensuring that you buy the right dehumidifier unit for your home is important, as they can be suitable for a three, four or even up to a five bedroom house. Efficient and quiet, portable and easy to use, sometimes with a range of additional features, these household appliances can make a significant difference to the air quality in homes and to our health over the winter months.