The temperate climate is usually around 30 degrees Celcius. It can be up to 95 percent relative humidity (RI), so it’s no wonder we often feel hot and sticky. High humidity can damage our homes, personal effects, and health. Living in a humid environment such as Singapore or other parts of Southeast Asia can be uncomfortable. If you live somewhere with constant humidity, the dampness provides an ideal breeding ground for mold, dust mites, and bacteria. It’s particularly harmful if you already have asthma and suffer from allergies. If you are experiencing high humidity in your home, purchasing a dehumidifier is worth considering.
What is Humidity?
Humidity is entirely normal and a natural part of our atmosphere. It comes from the amount of saturated water vapor in the air. Water vapor enters the atmosphere by evaporating from large water bodies such as lakes, seas, oceans, broken pipes, cooking, washing, and laundry.
Wherever you live, humidity can affect your overall health and comfort. During the summer months, humidity can cause you to feel irritable, sluggish, sticky, and unwell, so it’s essential to consider your home’s indoor humidity levels.
What Is The Normal Humidity Level?
You can’t see it, but humidity is the moisture vapor level suspended in the air. The healthy level is between 30 and 50 percent, meaning that the air holds 30 to 50 percent of the maximum amount of moisture it can contain. Singapore is a lot higher and sometimes to almost 100 percent. Maintaining lower levels is essential to prevent bacteria, mold, and mildew from running rife in your home.
Humidity is the cause of all sorts of frustrating things, including mold, fungus, dust mites, termites, the malfunction of household electronic items, and damage to your clothes and shoes. Moisture from the humid air will settle and condense on electronics, interrupting the current and causing the appliance to lose power. Over time humidity can also cause wood to swell, rot, attract unwanted insects, and even warp.
When the air is very humid, your body cannot regulate its internal temperature through evaporation which could result in you overheating. The more humidity in the air, the warmer the room will feel, and the more it can aggravate breathing difficulties for people with asthma or allergies. Too little humidity is also unfavorable. If the air is too dry, it can dehydrate mucous membranes in your body, leading to sore throats, chapped lips, coughing, and other breathing complications. Humidity can also cause germs, which are otherwise known as microbes. Some organisms that cause infections thrive in warm, humid environments and can spread quickly in these prime growing conditions. Aim to keep the humidity low, which will help to prevent them from being present.
If you are suffering from a humid home, you’ll likely need to make a sensible purchase to maintain healthy living. You can pair a ceiling fan and air conditioning with your dehumidifier for the ultimate indoor air experience.
Lessen your sticky, sweaty days and protect your health and home against mold with Sterra Sun. Removing up to 12 liters of moisture in the air daily (equivalent to 24 bottles of 500ml mineral water), it starves molds, mildew and fungi to minimize their growth so they don’t trigger allergies or damage your belongings. It also helps pets cool down due to high humidity, which can cause overheating.
With an easy-to-use timer, the Sterra Sun has Auto-Stop Technology, so it shuts off when the tank is full. It's also available with an upgraded add on air purification feature, so you can eliminate up to 99.8% of airborne contaminants.
The Philips Series 5000 is one of Singapore's best dehumidifiers with various smart features. It has an impressive 25-liter function and a nine-hour timer so that it automatically switches off. There are four program modes, including automatic, continuously maintaining your home's desired humidity levels. The Philips 5000 is also an air purifier with a NanoProtect filter and VitaShield, which removes particles as small as 0.02 microns, 99.99 percent of bacteria, and the H1N1 virus. The smart sensor gives accurate humidity and air quality levels. The healthy air lock will inactivate the appliance when the filter needs to be changed.
Philips Series 5000 Air Dehumidifier, online, https://www.philips.com.sg/c-p/DE5205_30/series-5000-2-in-1-air-dehumidifier
The SHARP Dehumidifying Air Purifier DW-D12A-W with Plasmacluster Ion (PCI) Technology is a multi-tasking appliance that can remove excess water from the air and is also a humidifier, air purifier, can be used to dry clothes and removes odors. It has a sizeable 4-liter water tank and can remove up to 16 liters of moisture daily from rooms up to 26 square meters. It effectively kills up to 99 percent of airborne mold, bacteria, and viruses.
SHARP Dehumidifying Air Purifier DW-D12A-W, many stores across Singapore and online, https://sg.sharp/products/air-care/26m2-dehumidifying-air-purifier-dw-d12a-w?v=1550
The powerful Cosmo Prime Dehumidifier is super value for money. The German-design touch-button dehumidifier efficiently draws moisture out of the air to prevent mildew and mold growth. It releases healthy negative ions into the atmosphere giving you cleaner air. The intuitive programming allows you to set your preferred humidity levels between 30 and 80 percent. The humidity sensor and hygrostat give you real-time updates of the surrounding relative humidity levels. Cosmo is ultra quiet, has many smart features, including an automatic turn-off and a child lock function, and is pet-friendly. You can monitor the machine straight from your smartphone for the best living conditions. Cosmos offers a 20-day free trial, free shipping, a five-year warranty, and a money-back guarantee.
Cosmo Prime Dehumidifier, Showroom Address, Ravago, 36 Kaki Bukit Place, #01-01, Singapore, https://airpurifiers.sg/product/cosmo-prime-dehumidifier/
The energy-efficient Tasciugo AriaDry Multi can remove up to 16 liters of moisture from the air daily to help prevent mold formation or unpleasant odors. Certified by the Allergy and Asthmas Foundation of America, it helps improve air quality for sufferers. It's packed with useful features such as the Bio Silver system with silver ion and anti-allergen filters. There's also a laundry function that speeds up clothes drying. If you are a light sleeper, it operates quietly at a mere 37 decibels.
De'Longhi Tasciugo AriaDry Multi Dehumidifier, De’Longhi products are available in various stores throughout Singapore and online, https://shop.delonghi.com/dl_sg/home-and-kitchen/dehumidifiers/tasciugo-ariadry-multi-dehumidifier.html
With the EuropAce EDH 3121S 3-in-1 Dehumidifier, you can keep mold and mildew at bay during Singapore's highest humidity levels in the green season. The dehumidifier removes moisture from the air at 12 liters per day at 30 degrees Celsius, covering an area of up to 25 square meters. It has a handy 2.5-liter water tank capacity. You can run it to its maximum efficiency with its continuous drainage system. The dehumidifier has a pre-filter, carbon filter, and a HEPA filter for blissfully clean air. The convenient LCD shows real-time ambient humidity levels. There are various smart automatic functions, such as a shut-off sensor when the water tank is full, a pre-set on-off timer, and a sleep mode. The EuropAce has three-in-one air purifying, laundry, and dehumidifying modes, so it's a great addition to keep your home dry.
EuropAce EDH 3121S 3-in-1 Dehumidifier, 10 Changi South Street 3, #06-01 Singapore, +65 64573678, email@example.com, https://www.europace.com.sg/product-page/edh-3121s-12l-dehumidifier
If you are looking for something nice and quiet, the Midea 09DEN3 is a low-noise dehumidifier with an innovative design. It’s complete with an ionizer, overflow protection, auto restart, and auto defrost. Smooth castor wheels make it easy to move the dehumidifier around your home.
Midea MDDQ-10DEN7 Dehumidifier, online, https://www.midea.com/sg/air-conditioners/dehumidifiers/dehumidifier0
Novita PuriDry™ ND2000 is another excellent buy with a dehumidifying capacity of 20 liters daily and a purification function. Choose a pre-select humidity function and automatic mode from its two programs. The DC brushless system and rotary compressor ensure quiet operation and a longer lifespan. The air purification features include a PuriPro filter, a true HEPA filter, and a built-in ionizer. The 12 additional functional features include a child lock, defrost, and timer modes.
Novita PuriDry™ ND2000 Dehumidifier, 8 Tagore Drive #04-00, Singapore, +65 6552 1023, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://estore.novita.com.sg/products/dehumidifier-nd2000
If you are looking for a cost-effective dehumidifier, the Momax AP1S 2 Dehumidifier could be for you. The affordable appliance still has plenty of power and good quality, efficiency, and performance for its budget. The machine can dehumidify up to 750 milliliters daily and includes H13 HEPA and active carbon filters. Download the Momax smart app onto your phone for remote access.
Momax AP1S 2 Dehumidifier, online, https://momaxsmart.com/products/ap1s or https://www.lazada.sg/products/momax-2-healthy-iot-air-purifying-dehumidifier-ap1s-one-piece-h13-hepa-with-active-carbon-filter-worth-3990-i707848452-s2217668751.html
If you have an impressively large home that standard dehumidifiers can’t cope with, don’t fret, the Novita ND690 can effectively dehumidify areas of up to 83 square meters. The impressive appliance removes 50 liters of water from the air daily. It maintains the perfect ambiance with its leading HumiControl technology. The Novita ND690 has an active carbon charcoal filter that removes nasty odors, a humidity sensor, and a pre-filter screen for dust. The auto-stop tank indicator switches off the device when the water tank is full. If you prefer, you can use the continuous draining device.
Novita ND690 Dehumidifier, 8 Tagore Drive #04-00, Singapore, +65 6552 1023, email@example.com, https://estore.novita.com.sg/products/dehumidifier-nd690
The desktop Bear Humidifier is a handy two-in-one device that works as a dehumidifier and an air purifier with super ultrasonic aromatherapy functions making your room smell lovely. The Bear comes with a silver ion bacteriostatic water tank to ensure better air filtration, quadrupled purified water filter, and direction control. It can dehumidify up to 5 liters of water, making it ideal for smaller rooms and home offices. If you use it in your bedroom, it's super quiet so that you can have a peaceful night's sleep. Its safety features include an automatic switch-off when the water tank is empty.
Bear Humidifier, PowerPac Electrical Pte Ltd, 5 Changi South Lane #03-01, Singapore, +65 6214 9555, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://powerpac.com.sg/products/bear-humidifier-household-office-5l-large-capacity-desktop-dual-purification-aroma-diffuser-jsq-c50q1
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