Should You use a Dehumidifier in the winter?

Should you use a dehumidifier in the winter?  That is the question.  I have seen some people say yes, others no.  While I am no expert, I would like to share a bit about what I know on the subject.

While the winter months are usually dry with no humidity, other then the winter humidity – you may be less likely to need to dehumidify in the winter.

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So what do I know or maybe I should say, why would I use a dehumidifier in winter? 

Asthma attacks.  Certain times of the year I totally lose my breath.  I used to use an nebulizer, because it got that bad.  Using a dehumidifier seems to keep any of the humidity that might creep in at bay.

Mold.  If you have a basement, it stands to chance that there will be mold there through out the year.  Mold spores however float through the air and into your home.  A dehumidifier can make a difference in keeping these spore in control and out of your home.

Colds and Flus.  During the winter months, colds seem to be more common.  These germs are floating around the air that your breathing.  The less humidity there is in your home, the less chance that these germs can cling to the humidity bubbles and invade your personal space.

Allergies.  If you suffer from allergies then these can be worse in the winter.  Dogs and cats tend to be inside more during the winter.  Regular dust accumulates.  All of these mites and pet dander can cling to any humidity that may be in your home.  If there is humidity, it is going to float to you and carry whatever is with it to you.

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I had the chance to review a compact one.  It is the Gurin Thermo- Electric Dehumidifier.   This one is a smaller one, so it is good for spaces such as offices, bedrooms, bathrooms or even closets.  It looks good, is easy to use and move around if you need to move it from room to room. 

One of my favorite features on this is the fact that it has a indicator light and automatic shut off. 

I have used mine a few days now here in my living room, but I think I am going to move it to my bedroom so I can use it while I sleep. 

This is something I will use year round and something I would suggest anybody use. 

Disclaimer:  I was sent the product discussed in exchange for sharing my honest and unbiased opinion.  All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.

 

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