Health benefits of dehumidifiers for homes

This blog post discusses how dehumidifiers work by not only addressing the benefits they bring to indoor air quality but also the health benefits of dehumidifiers.

Health benefits of dehumidifiers for homes

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Dehumidifiers are famous for the benefits they bring to one’s home and for the indoor air quality improvement that has become synonymous with the common household device. However, these devices are also very capable of improving one’s quality of life, helping them enjoy a plethora of health benefits through a single push of a button.

In the following sections, we uncover the health benefits of dehumidifiers while also addressing other air quality benefits that these devices are capable of producing.

Sleep hygiene and comfort

Dehumidifiers significantly enhance sleep hygiene and overall comfort by creating an optimal sleep environment. As we know, dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air to create less humid environments to your preferred relative humidity setting. High humidity in your bedroom can lead to night sweats and discomfort.

Dehumidifiers are also able to help control temperatures to comfortable levels for sleeping. Any musty odours in your bedroom can also be removed by the use of dehumidifiers.

Improved skin health

If used properly with the right relative humidity settings, they can help maintain ideal humidity levels for skin health. However, keep in mind that dry air can lead to flaky skin and air that is too humid can lead to congestion and clogged pores.

60 per cent relative humidity is ideal for preventing dry skin; however, aim for lower levels of humidity in different parts of your home to prevent the growth of mould, dust mites and bacteria that can cause long-term health problems like asthma. Well-hydrated skin tends also to show fewer signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Improved respiratory health

One of the main benefits of using a dehumidifier is the fact that by reducing excess moisture, the growth of mould, mildew and allergens like dust mites are reduced. Inhaling these allergens, especially mould spores, can lead to allergic reactions and dangerous respiratory conditions.

By preventing these pollutants from entering the air, we can effectively prevent respiratory issues and enjoy more comfortable breathing, as high humidity levels are also known to make the air feel heavy and difficult to breathe.

Asthma relief

Similar to improving respiratory health, those suffering from asthma can find that dehumidifiers will help them enjoy cleaner and more comfortable breathing by removing common asthma triggers, particularly mould spores. It’s also worth noting that air purifiers have a similar effect as they operate by removing airborne pollutants that are common asthma triggers.

Ionmax dehumidifiers have been recommended by CHOICE for their high quality and have also been approved by Sensitive Choice for their potential to provide benefits to those suffering from asthma and other respiratory health conditions.

Other benefits of using a dehumidifier

By removing excessive humidity, a plethora of benefits, including the ones mentioned above, can be achieved. Removing all this extra moisture from the air can also lead to many more benefits that one can enjoy on a daily basis. The main one is a more comfortable living environment.

The sections below detail other benefits of using a dehumidifier in your home.

Odour reduction

Excess moisture and the cultivation of bacteria are usually the root causes of many unpleasant smells. By lowering humidity levels in the air, the growth and cultivation of bacteria is stopped, and air circulation is improved. Musty odours that are caused by wet carpets, wet clothes or damp areas can be dried out by dehumidifiers. This leads to a more pleasant living space.

Reduced energy costs

Dehumidifiers can help reduce energy costs by improving the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems to promote a more comfortable indoor environment. High humidity levels make the air feel warmer even when the temperature is set to a comfortable level. When you use a dehumidifier, you’ll be able to feel more comfortable and less hot, even at higher temperatures.

Preservation of belongings

High humidity levels are able to cause water damage to a number of different materials, mainly wood, while also extending the lifespan of electronics. Dehumidifiers safeguard belongings by maintaining optimal humidity levels, preventing mould, mildew, and moisture-related damage. Dehumidifiers can extend the lifespan and maintain the condition of your cherished possessions.


From the discussion above, we can conclude that dehumidifiers are able to provide various benefits to one’s health and living space if used correctly to achieve ideal humidity levels. The ideal humidity level will help to promote healthier sleep cycles, improve skin and respiratory health, relieve asthma symptoms, and more.

By regulating healthy humidity levels, dehumidifiers will also be able to reduce energy costs, preserve belongings, including furniture and wooden products, and remove musty odours.

Browse through Ionmax’s wide range of desiccant and compressor dehumidifiers to find the right product to suit your needs.

LEARN MORE: Desiccant vs Compressor Dehumidifiers?

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general reference only. Please seek advice from professionals according to your needs.

Ionmax Australia

Ionmax Australia

Founded in 2003, Ionmax Australia has received numerous awards and accolades for its innovative products and commitment to customer satisfaction. Ionmax dehumidifiers and air purifiers have been recognised for their effectiveness in reducing indoor air pollutants and improving air quality. The company is committed to researching and developing new and improved products that meet the needs and expectations of its customers, making it a trusted name in households across Australia and beyond.

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