On a hot day it's often the humidity that causes most discomfort and stops you from getting a good nights sleep. In these situations, a dehumidifier can help to make you much more comfortable.
Some people may consider this a luxury, but the long term effects of excess humidity can be quite horrific:
Dust mite populations increase causing problems for allergy sufferers.
Condensation forms on windows, water pipes and in extreme cases even on the walls causing paint to blister and wallpaper to peel.
Metals will begin to rust and wood will warp causing doors and draws to stick.
Condensation in electric items may cause irreparable damage, and can even be dangerous.
Musty smells can develop, and eventually mold, mildew and fungus will appear. These can be damaging to your health.
The recommended indoor humidity level is between 40% and 50%. Dehumidifiers can help to keep your home within those levels, but there are many different types available, and lots of features to choose from. Exploring the pages of this site will help you to decide what the best dehumidifier is for your situation.