8 Science-Backed Benefits of Dehumidifiers - Sterra

8 Science-Backed Benefits of Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers have been selling like crazy these few months... this is because more and more people are realizing the importance of having a good dehumidifier at home.

We don't realize how high Singapore's humidity is and the potential harm it can cause. Singapore's average humidity is about 70%-90%, while the ideal humidity recommended by experts is 30% to 60%.


Having the right humidity at home will improve your health, sleep, energy, skin mood and how you feel every day. 

But many people think there is no Science behind Dehumidifier... So is there any science to back this up? Well…there is. In fact there is a lot of scientific studies that prove the benefits of Dehumidifiers.

There have been numerous studies on their performance that show many benefits that have been peer-reviewed and published for all to see. We have included a link to the primary research for each benefit so you can learn more if you want.

These are 8 Proven Science-Backed Benefits of Dehumidifiers..

Dehumidifiers, particularly those from Sterra Sun, are often praised for their vast array of benefits.

But how do these advantages directly impact you and your loved ones? Let's dive in.


1. Reduce risk of adults and children getting sick by reducing Mold and Mildew Growth

Mold and mildew thrive in humid conditions. By maintaining optimal humidity levels, dehumidifiers prevent their growth. Mold and mildew are common cause of adults and human falling sick. This means a cleaner, healthier environment for your family, decreasing the risk of adults and children falling sick.

Source: Mudarri, D., & Fisk, W.J. (2007). Public health and economic impact of dampness and mold. Indoor Air, 17(3), 226-235.


2. Reduces Allergies, Sneezing and Itchy

If you or a family member suffers from allergies, a dehumidifier is a godsend. Reducing humidity destroys the moist, which destroys the ideal home for allergens like dust mites, mold and mildew. By reducing these allergens, it ensures that you breathe easier and live without constant sneezing or itching. Quality of life is improved greatly.

Source: Arlian, L.G., et al. (2001). Reducing relative humidity is a practical way to control dust mites and their allergens in homes in temperate climates. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 107(1), 99-104.


3. Improve skin conditions and promotes anti-aging

High humidity causes more sweating and bacterial/fungal growth. Humidity also stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, leading to oily skin. These causes many skin problems like acne, fungal infections, heat rash, oily skin. By regulating the humidity to a comfortable range, sweating, bacterial, fungal growth and oil reduces. Optimal humidity promotes healthy and clear skin, helping with anti-aging.

Source: 2012 Seasonal variability in acne. Analysis of 304 Tunisian patients. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.


4. Promotes Respiratory Health and Better Sleep Quality Struggling with sleep?

Ever felt a restless night's sleep without an obvious cause? High humidity might be secretly disrupting your rest. Moist, heavy air can increase resistance in our airways, making breathing way harder, especially for those with asthma or allergies. This, along with allergens from humidity, interrupts deep sleep, because your lungs require to do more work.

By extracting excess moisture, Dehumidifier creates a comfortable indoor atmosphere. The result? Easier breathing and a more conducive environment for rejuvenating sleep. In essence, a dehumidifier isn't just about better air—it's about ensuring a healthier night's rest.

Source: Fisk, W.J., et al. (2010). Health and productivity gains from better indoor environments. Public Health Reports, 115(5), 365-378.


5. Deters Pest Infestations

A humid environment is uncomfortable for humans, but very comfortable for pests like cockroaches, silverfish, and certain types of ants. They thrive and reproduce rapidly in such conditions, turning a minor annoyance into a significant infestation quickly.

Pests are more than a nuisance; they're a health risk. Many pests can carry allergens, bacteria, and diseases. Their droppings, skin sheddings, and mere presence can aggravate allergies, asthma, and even lead to infections.

Dehumidifiers deter pests. A dryer home becomes a less inviting habitat, helping to deter these unwelcome visitors. In the fight against pests, a dehumidifier is an unsung hero, ensuring not just comfort but also a healthier living space.

Source: Arlian, L.G. (1989). Water balance and humidity requirements of house dust mites. Experimental & Applied Acarology, 6(1), 15-35.


6. Protects Home Infrastructure & Luxury Items

Excessive humidity can damage your wooden furniture, electronics, branded bags, watches, shoes, art, books, musical instruments and more.

Moisture causes warping, cracking and rotting for homes. They also cause condensation to corrode circuits, leading to malfunction in electronics. Luxury items are often made with delicate materials that don't fare well in humid environments. Leather can become moldy or discolored, metal components might corrode, and textiles may attract mildew. These items, representing significant investments, can lose both their aesthetic appeal and value.

With a dehumidifier, you'll not only extend the life of your valuable possessions but also save money on potential repairs or replacements. They offer an added layer of protection for your belongings. In essence, a dehumidifier acts as a guardian, ensuring your investments stand the test of time and the elements.

Source: Menetrez, M.Y. et al. (2009). An evaluation of indoor and outdoor biological particulate matter. Atmospheric Environment, 43(36), 5475-5483.


7. You save money!

Humidity plays a significant role in how our air conditioning systems operate. When indoor air is excessively humid, AC units have to work overtime, not just cooling the air, but removing moisture as well. This double-duty often leads to increased energy consumption, and as a result, higher electricity bills.

An ideal humidity reduces Energy Costs. Imagine saving on your energy bill every month. Dehumidifiers allow your air conditioner to work more efficiently, leading to energy savings that lighten the burden on your wallet. The amount you pay will earn you back multiple times in savings! It's an investment cashing in savings for you.

Source: Lu, T., et al. (2016). An investigation on the energy savings of a dehumidifier combined air conditioning system in a Hong Kong school. Building and Environment, 96, 20-29.


8. Reduces Unpleasant Odors

Unpleasant Scents Signal Trouble. Musty odors often indicate excess humidity, pointing to potential mold or mildew growth in hidden corners. Bad odors often affect comfort and quality of life, but more importantly, these aren't just displeasing scents; they can signify health risks, especially for those with allergies or respiratory conditions. 

Source: Pasanen, A.L., et al. (1996). Growth and volatile metabolite production of Aspergillus versicolor in house dust. Environmental International, 22(4), 467-474.



The benefits of Dehumidifiers are studied and proven by researchers and Science.

The Choice is Clear When the wellbeing of your family is at stake, the Sterra Sun Dehumidifier emerges as an essential addition to your home. Our special 50% discount today and invest in a healthier tomorrow!

Singapore is the second most humid country in the world. What you are feeling every day in your home is not normal.

Choose the Sterra Sun Dehumidifier – because when it comes to the health and safety of your loved ones, there's no room for compromise. The Sterra Sun Dehumidifier is ranked Number 1 in Singapore by the New Age Parents as the best way to dehumidify your home.

The Sterra Sun Dehumidifier is designed by researchers with the latest technology to remove humidity efficiently while being energy-saving. It is also designed with beautiful aesthetics to fit into your home nicely. It also comes with a sensor to show you exactly how humid your home is and is smart to adjust the humidity to the ideal amount to keep your home and family healthy and comfortable.

In addition, Sterra Sun Dehumidifier is the most affordable in Singapore for this kind of specs and power in removing humidity. This is why Sterra is ranked Number 1 in Singapore.

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