The dehumidifier is the perfect home appliance for solving high humidity problems, especially during wet seasons. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from your air to lower the humidity level in your home which protects it from damage and reduces allergies for people who are sensitive.
The purchase process might be difficult because there are many different models of all sizes and capacity on the market so make sure you do research first before making any decisions.
We tell you how to avoid buying the wrong dehumidifier.
The Wrong Moisture Removal Capacity
The size of a dehumidifier is defined by its ability to remove moisture from the air. The capacity of each unit is rated in pints of moisture it can remove in a period of 24 hours. For example, if you have an area that's moderately damp and is 1000 square feet, a 30 pint machine will do just fine according to most standards.
But what about people with large spaces like 2000 square feet? That kind of space would require at least 50 pints under standard conditions such as a basement dehumidifier.
So, when it comes to buying a dehumidifier for your home or office space, one of the best ways to choose is getting a model with a higher capacity than you think you need.
Larger capacity dehumidifiers will dry your home much faster which makes them cheaper to run.
The Model is Too Big and Heavy
Heavy dehumidifiers are more difficult to move from one room to another.
The best solution for this problem would be getting a dehumidifier with carrying handles and caster wheels – this will allow you to transport your dehumidifier with ease.
Dehumidifiers produce noise because of the compressors and fans which allow you to move and dehumidify air. There aren’t many silent dehumidifiers, but there are some models which are quieter than others. There are those which come with a quiet operation mode or ‘white sound option,’ yet these still emit sound while working at their higher settings.
If you plan to use your dehumidifier in your lounge or bedroom, be sure to hear them running first.
Understanding what to look for in a dehumidifier can be overwhelming, especially when faced with so many options. These are some of the features you should consider when shopping:
Automatic shut-off and capacity of container bucket. An auto shut off feature will automatically turn the machine off as soon as it fills its water bucket; this prevents leaking that could cause more problems down the road.
Also, look for models with a humidistat. This feature automatically shuts the unit down when the air is dry enough. You’ll save some electricity this way.
Buying the Cheapest Option
Try to avoid buying the cheapest dehumidifier. The more expensive models are more reliable and are also more efficient.
Cheaper models also lack the features that better models have such as auto shutoff and auto restart. The humidistat is also a feature you don’t want to miss out on.
Dehumidifier shopping doesn’t have to be difficult. As long as you avoid these common mistakes, you’ll benefit from a dehumidifier that will keep your home dry and mold free for years.