Should I Use a Dehumidifier in My Home?

DISCLAIMER ~ This post is sponsored by LG Electronics Canada Inc. All opinions are my own. I only share content that excites me and I feel would be beneficial to Canadian Moms. If you have a basement and/or if you have allergies, you will want to learn why you should consider using a dehumidifier in your home.
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I remember when I lived at home with my parents, their basement smelled rather musty and everything that was in it did too. There were some important keepsakes and items that we actually had to dispose of because of their smell. I didn’t want this for our new home, and I knew that I had to take immediate action in prevention when we moved.

A dehumidifier was the only long-term answer for me.

Dust mites, mold and mildew thrive in humid environments. And I do not do well when my allergies flare up, therefore with all of this heat we’ve been having, combined with the time of year, I know how important it is to ensure that I continue to regulate the humidity levels and air quality in my home to keep my allergies at bay.

Allergies are no fun!

The stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes are what drive me CRAZY! I have a difficult time getting anything done with focus when I’m suffering from allergy symptoms. Not only that, I scare my family when I have a sneeze attack because my sneezes are a wee bit outrageous. Mom sneezes are the worse, so I’ve been told.

Short Term AND Long Term Benefits of Using a Dehumidifier:

  • Reduce the growth of mold and mildew
  • Decrease the musty smell in your basement or home
  • Help to ensure that your items don’t take on mold and mildew smells
  • May reduce allergy symptoms
  • Clothing can be hung to dry indoors and will dry faster
  • Cleaner/filtered air to breathe
  • Potential less wear and tear on your air conditioner unit

I received an LG PuriCare Dehumidifier to test out in our home.

Full disclosure is that I didn’t use it in my basement as the unit is rather heavy and it was a temporary fixture in our home. However, I need to admit to you that I really would like to keep this unit as its features are much better than the one we own and it also seems to grab moisture at a faster rate.

While the unit is rather tall, it is also quite slim so it doesn’t take up much space. I love that it comes with wheels attached that make it easy to move around. The LG PuriCare Dehumidifier is available in two sizes, 55 and 70 pints, based on the size of your space.

One of my favourite features of this unit is the Power Failure Auto Restart function. I can tell you that there have been a few times when we have gone away for a couple of days, only to find out that our dehumidifier wasn’t running due to a power blip or failure. Frustrating!

The water tank is a decent size and has a VERY stable handle (which is a big pro for me!). It also has the ability to attach a drainage hose if desired.

The digital controls are easy to use, in fact I didn’t even feel like I needed to read the manual, BONUS! What busy Mom has time for that?

Overall, you and your home will function better when you use a dehumidifier, this is a small appliance that in my world is a non-negotiable item. . To learn more about LG products, visit LG.ca.

Do you own a dehumidifier?

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