It is important to address moisture issues in your home, not only for reasons of comfort but also to prevent damage to your home and its contents. Utilizing dehumidifiers in your home can assist in reducing moisture and preventing associated problems such as mold, dust mites, and the accumulation of allergens. When you are in the market for a dehumidifier, the options available to you may seem overwhelming. What type of dehumidifier should you purchase to keep your home comfortable and safe? There are three basic types of dehumidifiers to consider. First, there are heat-pump dehumidifiers. These humidifiers draw in moist air which, when met with cold coils inside the machine, condenses. This removes the moisture from the air and converts it into the water which can be drained away. This type of dehumidifier works well in the average home. The second option is a chemical-absorbent dehumidifier. Designed for use in very hot and humid climates, this type of dehumidifier absorbs moisture with a drying agent located on the heat exchange wheel. Lastly, dehumidifying ventilators are an ideal option for homes that require consistent moisture control, such as when the source of moisture is the basement. Simply set the desired humidity level, and the dehumidifier will automatically turn on and off to maintain the specified level. Your home is your biggest investment and typically the place where you spend most of your time. It only makes sense to ensure that you are protecting yourself, your investment, and your family from moisture-related problems. Pipe Works Services can advise you on what type of dehumidifier will work best for your home. Contact us with any questions you may have. We’re glad to help. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website.