Dehumidification is the process in which the moisture or water vapor or the humidity is removed from the air keeping its dry bulb (DB) temperature constant and the appliance used in reducing this level of humidity in the air is the dehumidifier.
The purpose it serves is to eliminate musty odor usually for health or comfort reasons.
More than ever before, basement and crawlspace mold is becoming a serious concern for homeowners. Other than damaged personal property and a musty smell that can seep upwards through the home, there have been many very serious moisture related issues in Alberta in recent years.
Consequently, with the sharply rising costs of mold fixing in recent years due to rising insurance costs. We recommend preventing mold as the best, most clear solution. Sealing off the crawl space or basement and lowering the humidity level below 60% can help prevent serious damage to the home and to the health of its inhabitants.
A less humid environment in your home means clothing will dry faster, breads and cereals will remain fresh longer without getting stale, and you won’t find signs of rust or corrosion on things like computer equipment, electronics, and tools.
Running a dehumidifier helps reduce dust in your home, so you won’t have to clean as often.
A dehumidifier also lowers energy costs because it helps your air conditioner run more efficiently. When the air in your home is more humid, the A/C must do the function of cooling the air and removing moisture, which means it has to work harder. This also causes your A/C to wear out sooner, which means you will need to replace and repair it more often.