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Dehumidifiers extract moisture from the air making them a useful appliance in a variety of situations. Too much moisture can cause issues with your personal health and also compromise building structure in extreme cases.
You should use a dehumidifier if you notice any of the following:
- Condensation on windows, walls, or ceilings
- Noticeably “sticky” air
- Damp wood or plaster
- Household mold, especially in the bathroom or kitchen
- An increase in allergy symptoms including skin rashes
- That “damp “smell
- Or if you just want a more comfortable living environment