Summer brings so many memories from vacations to the beachside, hanging out with friends, and enjoying the hot sun, but beware, summer also brings something we don’t want, high humidity.
It is during summer when humidity levels rise and this could be a problem with people who have allergy-related breathing issues or worse, asthma. The best way to handle high humidity in your home is by getting a dehumidifier. Here are four benefits why you should consider investing in a dehumidifier.
#1 Relief from Asthma Attacks and other Allergic Reactions
70% humidity is already unhealthy for people, especially for people with breathing allergies and asthma. If you are in Singapore, this is a big problem because humidity rises to 100%. Dust Mites thrive in areas with high humidity. Dust mite is one of the leading causes of indoor allergies.
Dust Mites are insect-like creatures that eat dead skin cells. They are invisible to the naked eye because of their microscopic size. The waste they produce causes dust allergies. By lowering your home’s indoor humidity, you can stop dust mites from growing and spreading and prevent breathing allergic reactions.
#2 Prevents Mold Problems
Another indoor allergen is mold and it spreads easily because of high humidity. When the humidity in your home is more than 50%, it becomes the perfect vacation spot for mold.
Normally, molds do not immediately cause serious threat but for people with mold allergies, weakened immune system or have lung problems, mold exposure is life threatening.
A single mold releases hundreds-thousands of spores in the air and you are inhaling it without knowing about it.
Exposure to mold is known to trigger asthma attacks and those who have weak lungs could suffer from Pneumonia because of inhaling mold spores.
#3 Reduces Condensation
Condensation happens when there is too much moisture in the air or it is too humid. Condensation can rust metal surfaces and cause damage to photographs, window frames, papers, and other porous materials. The easiest way to reduce condensation is by running a dehumidifier that will remove excess moisture in the air and lower humidity.
#4 Prevent Pest Infestation
Pesky pests like termites, cockroaches, fleas, silverfishes and other troublesome insects thrive in areas that have so much moisture. The more humid an area is, the more it becomes an ideal place for pests.
Silverfish, millipedes, booklice are harmless but pests like mosquitoes and cockroaches carry bacteria and all sorts of diseases.
Termites spread during summer because of humidity, and they can be troublesome when they start feeding on your furniture and other valuables made of wood.
The more humid a place is, the more it becomes a breeding ground for different kinds of pests. This is why lowering indoor humidity in your homes is very important.
The Sterra Sun sucks in humid air and condenses the moisture in it. The moisture becomes water and is collected in its water tank. Afterwards, the Sterra Sun then releases drier air making the air less humid.
The Sterra Sun also has a pre-filter and HEPA-11 filters that can efficiently filter mold spores, mildew and even bacteria in the air. The Sterra Sun has a four humidity setting and can cover rooms and spaces of up to 30 square meters.
Sterra Sun blends with any household because of its sleek design. You don’t have to worry about any noise as it operates with barely any sound. It looks elegant and has a unique charm that complements any household.
By investing in a dehumidifier, you can save yourself from the health problems caused by high humidity and you can also protect your homes from mold and pest infestations.
If you are living in a humid country like Singapore, a dehumidifier is a great investment for you and your family.
Sterra is a homegrown brand set out to change the way Singaporeans drink water at home. We believe everyone deserves to drink water conveniently. Sterra is a product and customer-focused company. We take pride in our excellence in design, quality and value to customers.