Imperial, California (NAPSI) - No matter the season or the reason, when homeowners must eliminate damp or humid conditions to create a more comfortable home environment, a dehumidifier can be a valuable tool.

By reducing the level of moisture in basements, living rooms, bedrooms and other living areas in the home, a dehumidifier can also help limit the growth of mold and mildew, which thrive in high-humidity environments.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of dehumidifiers to slow mold growth by keeping humidity levels at less than 50 percent—especially during damp and humid months.

There are a number of options available when choosing a dehumidifier, so it is important to consider where and how it will be used and what size is needed for your space, and also to compare the available features that can help with the overall user experience.

The new Honeywell dehumidifiers, for example, include 45-, 50- and 70-pint units for a variety of uses. These dehumidifiers also include detachable water tanks with full-tank alert and automatic shutoff; smart digital humidistat controls that sense room humidity and activate dehumidification as needed to maintain preset humidity levels; and full-feature digital controls with electronic display. And, each model is ENERGY STAR certified to help save on operating costs.

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