10 Reasons Why You Need a Dehumidifier

This blog was updated in October 2022.

Okay, a dehumidifier isn’t exactly the most glamorous household appliance. People don’t tend to know a whole lot about them for this reason. But once you’ve read these 10 reasons why you need a dehumidifier, however, you might find there’s place for one in your home.

What is a dehumidifier?

First, let’s explain what a dehumidifier even is. Put simply, a dehumidifier reduces the humidity of the environment it’s placed in. By removing moisture from the air an environment can feel more comfort and, as a rule, healthier too. A dehumidifier isn’t just for home use, they’re used at an industrial scale to improve the air quality of large venues, for example.

Among the most popular models for the home, however, are battery-powered dehumidifiers as they can be tucked easily away in a cupboard or a wardrobe. So, you can get a model that’s not too big or too small for the room it’s in, dehumidifiers come in assorted sizes. A small dehumidifier would work well in a spare room, whereas a large dehumidifier could serve an entire open-plan apartment.

How does a dehumidifier work?

Dehumidifiers can work in one of two ways: either through condensation or absorption into a drying material. In fact, it’s similar in principle to how we breathe. We take air in, use up its oxygen, and breath out carbon dioxide. Instead, dehumidifiers suck air in, extract its moisture, and blow it back out.

Why you need a dehumidifier


We admit it, a dehumidifier is nowhere near as exciting as a top-of-the-line gaming PC or a 4K TV – both of which Ebuyer stocks! They’re not the most stylish of appliances either; you wouldn’t want the bulky piece of plastic that is a dehumidifier plonked in your living room. But in all seriousness, a dehumidifier could help solve some problems…

1.) Damp

For homes prone to damp, a dehumidifier can help clear it and its smell. They’re also handy in homes that have suffered from water damage.

2.) Health

Too high humidity can lead to a cold and skin irritation. So, a dehumidifier in the home can reduce the chances of illness.

3.) Mould

Usually a by-product of damp, mould can crop up anywhere in the home. Lowering the humidity of an environment can help reign it in, however.

4.) Smell

If your home – or a room in it – has that certain musty smell, it could be the air requires a good cleaning out. A dehumidifier can help get rid of the unpleasant odour.

5.) Comfort

Humid, sticky air is not pleasant, whether you’re inside or out. Indoors, it’s usually caused by air conditioning or central heating. So, when either are in use, you might want to use a dehumidifier as well.

6.) Allergies

Humid air isn’t good if you’re asthmatic or allergic to dust mites as they thrive in a humid environment. As such, a dehumidifier could help alleviate your allergies.

7.) Bugs

Wee beasties seek out a damp, humid environment – so a dehumidifier can deter them away from your home.

8.) Clothes

Sometimes the weather isn’t on our side. Throughout the year, there will be times we can’t peg our washing out to dry. Drying clothes indoors introduces a lot of moisture to the air, which a dehumidifier can help keep under control.

9.) Wood

Too much condensation on your windows can lead to damage on other materials. Wood is susceptible to moisture. A dehumidifier can help prevent this.

10.) Doorstop

Okay, the last nine reasons are why you need a dehumidifier. But if you’re wondering where you’ll place your dehumidifier, it would do perfectly as a doorstop!

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