Most of you know that managing allergies is a big part of my life. Environmental (indoor and outdoor), seasonal, animals. . . My seven-year-old son and I both suffer with them, and this time of year, things really skyrocket. The weather’s up and down – not yet the dry, winter months, but also not the sticky summer months, and pollen’s plentiful, along with dust, mold, and spores.
To add to the challenge, my son is one of the approximately 2.4 million Canadians who has asthma1, which is exacerbated by allergens, especially molds and mildew. I was sent an LG PuriCareTM Dehumidifier to help combat the symptoms, and I gotta tell you, I’m thrilled with it.
Keeping the air clean inside our home is the first defense against allergies, asthma, and illnesses, so dehumidifiers are the best secret weapon.
I do everything I can to mitigate the allergies, and using a dehumidifier is one of the easiest things to do. Like, set it and forget it kind of easy. I bet you don’t know the humidity level in your house, do you?
Ideally, everyone would own a hygrometer that would measure the moisture levels in the air inside our homes. It should be around 45%, but right now, most homes are still hanging onto that summer humidity, because the warm air holds moisture. And moisture is where allergens absolutely love to hang out. You know that “basement-y” smell? That’s mildew. You don’t want that stuff in your house.
Mold and mildew cause allergies and irritate asthma, and they both thrive in moist air. Basements are often damp, year round, so dehumidifiers are a must-have appliance for every home, but they’re not all created equal.
The LG PuriCareTM Dehumidifier is not just a practical unit, it’s also designed with safety in mind, and has an automatic power off function to prevent overheating. All the internal components are heat-resistant, too, made with glass, wool, and silicon. Not only that, but it meets the ENERGY STAR requirements and is one of the most energy-efficient dehumidifiers on the market. I appreciate that part, too.
Previously, I’d hidden my dehumidifier away, but the LG PuriCareTM is a slick, modern unit that I don’t mind having out in the open, which means I can use the continuous drain option when it’s in my basement laundry room, or the auto-shut off feature when the bucket is full, if it’s anywhere else in the house.
I really love that it can still dehumidify cooler rooms, and that it’s got an auto-sensor, so it doesn’t end up drying the air too much. (Because air that’s too dry causes health issues too… see, aren’t you learning so much?) J
I’m looking forward to relieving my little guy of his asthma and allergy symptoms!
1 Numbers according to Statistics Canada and The Lung Association
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by LG Canada. I was compensated, and given an LG PuriCareTM Dehumidifier but the opinions are, as always, my own.