How Does A Dehumidifier Work?

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How Does A Dehumidifier Work?

You may remember the water cycle from elementary school science: evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. What you might not realize is that the water cycle is always taking place in the air you’re breathing, even when you’re spending time inside.“Humidity” is a measure of water vapor in the air. Dehumidifiers remove or minimize this water vapor.dehumidifier-ez-breathe-1

Dehumidifiers may help control asthma by making the air more comfortable to breathe. High humidity environments can be difficult for people with asthma because the air is heavier and often more difficult to breathe. A dehumidifier can make an effort to breathe in and out easier on the lungs by eliminating mold and dust, and by reducing the humidity levels in the environment. There is little evidence to support the use of a dehumidifier as an actual treatment for chronic asthma, but there is also no evidence that a dehumidifier can have an adverse effect. Dehumidifiers may also benefit people who have COPD by creating a healthier environment. Lower humidity levels may help to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.dehumidifier-ez-breathe-2

A dehumidifier might not work the same way for everyone. There are some potential side effects to using one in your space. Dehumidifiers make the air drier. If you live in an already dry climate (such as a desert or high-altitude area), or use gas or electricity to heat your home, a dehumidifier might not be needed. Conditions like pneumonia can actually become worse if the air is made too dry. Your skin and hair can be affected, too, if your home becomes an arid place. People with eczema (atopic dermatitis) may be especially prone to flare-ups in a dry environment. When you use a dehumidifier, you might need to be especially mindful of staying hydrated. If you have a dry cough or stuffy nose, running a dehumidifier might do more harm than good, too.

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