Buyer's guide to fans
The ideal moisture level in your home is up to 60 percent. High humidity levels could result in health problems for your family, as well as having long-term negative effects on your home. The best way to reduce humidity levels is by using a dehumidifier. Ricel explains that a De'Longhi dehumidifier works “much like an air conditioner. It draws the moist air in with a fan and turns it into a dry, healthy air.”
One of the clearest signs of high humidity levels in your home is if you have excess moisture and condensation on your windows. Other signs are that you may have water damage on floors and your furnishings. Mould and mildew on your walls and ceilings can also be a sign that you have a humidity problem.
Ricel points out that “high levels of humidity at home can cause breathing difficulties, especially for older and younger family members”. High humidity can also result in skin allergies and rashes. It also allows dust mites to flourish throughout your home, which can be a problem for people with allergies.
The De'Longhi dehumidifier range is equipped with the latest features such as a tank alarm, that alerts you when the water tank is full or incorrectly positioned. Extra power mode and dehumidifier laundry mode assist in drying out nearby laundry that you are hanging. The anti-bacteria filter is washable and specially designed to remove pollutants and allergens from the air.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.