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Why Humidity Indoors Can be a Problem

Moisture in the air is measured as relative humidity (RH). This refers to how much water vapour is in the air, linked to the ambient temperature – the warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold. Within our homes, air that is too humid can lead to health issues, like coughing or shortness of breath. It can even aggravate conditions like allergies and asthma.

What is a dehumidifier?

Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and help to keep indoor air more dry. The table below highlights the difference in the function and benefits of an air purifier, humidifier and dehumidifier.

Product Function Benefits

Air purifier

Filters the air of pollutants and irritants Cleans the air by filtering out small particle pollutants and allergens.
Humidifier Adds moisture to the air Helps alleviate dry skin and relieves respiratory problems.
Dehumidifier  Removes moisture from the air Reduces allergens and irritants by reducing excess water vapour in the air.



Why use a dehumidifier?

Dehumidifiers are helpful within indoor environments are humid. People use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air in circumstances where it causes unwanted damp and condensation. Indoor-humidity can make the air stagnant enough to trap pollutants and allergens like pollen, dust, mould, dust mites and smoke. Tell-tale signs of excessively humid air include musty
odours, clammy conditions, condensation on windows and damp spots on the walls or ceiling.

Why choose the Crystal Aire Compact 2L Dehumidifier?

This compact dehumidifier is very quiet and uses minimum power - offering the perfect solution for maintaining optimum humidity levels in your gun safe, storage room, pantry and cupboards. With a coverage area of 15-20m2, this unit works wonders in small-sized rooms. It is also perfect for small living spaces, providing optimum humidity for a more comfortable living environment.

What are the benefits of using a dehumidifier?

There are several proven home and health benefits to using a dehumidifier. These include:

  • They hinder mould growth. Living in a humid climate, suffering from damp or a leak, and everyday activities such as cooking can add to excess humidity in your home or office.
  • Dehumidifiers remove excess this humidity that can leads to problems like mould growth.
  • They inhibit dust mites. Dust mites, which thrive in humid places, are extremely common and are an allergy trigger for many people. Even spotlessly clean homes harbour microscopic dust mites that reproduce in mattresses, upholstery and carpets. They don’t bite, but can cause allergy symptoms in some people.
  • They can protect your home furnishings from mildew. Excess moisture can cause furniture and upholstery to harbour mildew, which leads to a characteristic ‘musty’ smell and even a slightly damp feel. A dehumidifier can help to prevent this. It is important to note, if you have antique furniture or woodwork, overly dry air can cause woodwork to warp and crack.
  • They protect against rust. A dehumidifier is absolutely necessary for protecting your guns and valuables against corrosion. A dehumidifier will not only keep rust from forming, but will considerably extend the life of your guns. Even if you store your firearms in a gun safe, humidity can seep inside.

How does the Crystal Aire Compact 2L Dehumidifier work?

This dehumidifier works by drawing warm air into its refrigerated coils, known as the Peltier element, which decrease the air temperature. As the air cools down, its capacity to hold water vapour decreases and moisture starts condensing. The resulting condensation is left inside the dehumidifier before drier, less humid air is released.

How to best use your Crystal Aire Compact 2L Dehumidifier?

  • Choose the timer option to suit you.
  • Place the humidifier so that air is not blocked from flowing freely in and out of the appliance.
  • Enclose an open space by shutting doors and windows to allow the dehumidifier to work more efficiently.
  • Empty the tank regularly and keep it clean.

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