Pets, Humidity, and Why They Love Dehumidifiers Too!
Our furry family members don’t sweat the same way we do, making it more difficult for them to regulate their body temperature. Air conditioning, dehumidifiers, and fans can all play a big help when the humidity levels are on the rise.
When your dog is panting, it’s usually because they are too hot. Panting for a dog is the equivalent of humans sweating, but your dog only has his tongue, whereas humans have their whole body to regulate heat. The same goes for your cat, if you see them licking/ bathing themselves more in the warmer months, it’s because that is how they manage how they sweat and are trying to get relief from the hot humid air. There are several things you can do to help keep them cool, happy, and healthy; make sure you always have out cool, clean water for them to drink, try angling a fan to blow on them giving them a satisfying breeze, and while in the house have a dehumidifier. Running a dehumidifier can help everyone stay drier, and in turn, drier air helps lower your risk of other moisture-related damage. Ideally, you want to keep your home below 55% Relative Humidity (RH), maintaining good RH levels will reduce your risk of moisture damage and musty odors caused by such things. Eva-Dry’s EDH-85 gives you an easy look at the temperature, time, and Relative Humidity (RH%) in any area to know if you’re in a safe and comfortable level to keep you and your four-legged family members happy and healthy.
Humidity Control for Reptiles
Dehumidifiers play an important role for your non-furry pets too; bearded dragons in particular need their tanks around 40% RH to keep their scaled skin healthy.
Comes Down to Comfort
At the end of the day, it is you and your pets’ health and comfort that are on the line, and everyone wants what is best for their family, no matter what species they are. Dehumidifiers can be used in and around your house in virtually any space. The size of the area you are looking to control humidity levels in will determine which dehumidifier is right for you. Protect who and what you love with Eva-Dry, Damp In, Dry Out!