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?
What is the ideal humidity level for your home?
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?
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?
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?
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?
What part of the dehumidifier pulls in air?
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?