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Got Allergies? Get a Dehumidifier

If you suffer from year-round allergies to dust ones, Summer weather is not your friend. The air gets full of moisture, which dust mites love. Since those little buggers require 50 percent humidity in order to thrive, you want to figure out how much humidity is in your home (especially your bedroom), and make sure the humidity is under that magic number. In order to figure that out, you'll want to pick up a hygrometer ($14.99), a neat device that measures the amount of humidity in the air. If the humidity is above 50 percent, then you'll need a dehumidifier ($199). The opposite of a humidifier, these little machines pull water out of the air decreasing the humidity in the room. Drier air definitely makes allergy symptoms less severe.

kia kia 9 years
I have never thought about one of these. My hubby suffers from dust mite allergies big time. When we lived in Miami it was horrible, but seems to be less sever in the Rockies. I guess the drier air here is helping.
Dublin62505 Dublin62505 9 years
Need one of these puppies along w/ my solar powered hot water heater! Humidity in SWFL is out of sight for most the year.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
We have one of these built into our AC system. You can adjust the humidity on the thermostat inside and it definitely helps.
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