The Ultimate Dehumidifier Quiz
by Staff
Have you ever come home from a trip and found that your home smells stale and musty? That smell could be from too much moisture in your home. Take this quiz to learn how a dehumidifier can help control moisture levels -- and make your home a more comfortable place to be.

What's the main purpose of a dehumidifier?

  • to remove excess moisture from the air
  • to cool stuffy rooms
  • to deodorize the air

Which of the following is a sign of too much moisture in your home?

  • damp towels in the bathroom
  • condensation on windows
  • cracks in wood furniture

What is relative humidity?

  • how wet the air feels on your skin
  • sweating when meeting your future in-laws
  • the amount of water vapor the air can hold at a given temperature

What is the percentage of relative humidity at the state of saturation?

  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent
  • 100 percent

What is the ideal humidity level for your home?

  • 10-30 percent
  • 30-50 percent
  • 50-70 percent

How is a sweating soda can similar to a dehumidifier?

  • Both remove moisture from warm air.
  • Both hold liquid.
  • Both are found in homes.

What is the purpose of a dehumidifier's reservoir?

  • to attract mold and mildew
  • to collect excess water
  • to supply water to the unit

Which of the following is NOT a benefit of a dehumidifier?

  • It can replace your heating system.
  • It can lessen the need to run your air conditioner.
  • You can use the water that collects in the dehumidifier.

Why would a doctor suggest a dehumidifier for a person with allergies?

  • Moist air irritates your nose.
  • Moist air is difficult to breathe.
  • Moist air promotes fungus and mold.

What is a normal starting price for dehumidifiers at most hardware stores?

  • $50
  • $150
  • $350

What is the purpose of a humidistat?

  • to measure relative humidity
  • to measure temperature
  • to measure dust particles in air

How can you use the water that is collected in the dehumidifier?

  • Drink it.
  • Water plants with it.
  • Boil pasta in it.

How do dehumidifiers use desiccants?

  • to absorb odor
  • to absorb moisture
  • to add a pleasant smell

How might a dehumidifier work as an insect repellant?

  • The water that collects in the dehumidifier is poisonous.
  • Insects do not like the sound the machine makes.
  • It removes excess moisture from inside the house that might attract bugs.

What could your creaky stairs be a sign of?

  • poor housekeeping
  • excess moisture in the air
  • broken wood slats

Which of the following simple repairs can help minimize humidity from damaging your home?

  • Keep doors and windows closed.
  • Tighten faucets after use.
  • Promptly repair any leaks.

What's the name of the most common dehumidifier?

  • refrigerative
  • chiller
  • fanned

What part of the dehumidifier pulls in air?

  • vacuum
  • straw
  • fan

What is the last step of the dehumidifying process?

  • Warm the air and exhaust it.
  • Recirculate the air.
  • Cool the air.

Where should you place a portable room dehumidifier?

  • by foggy windows
  • in a corner
  • away from walls and furniture