If you’re looking to get rid of excess moisture in the air, a dehumidifier will help. It will either condense or absorb the moisture. Many new humidifiers are stylish and compact and may even pay for themselves in keeping water damage at bay from damaging appliances inside your home. Here is everything you need to know before buying a dehumidifier.
Select The Best Dehumidifier
A dehumidifier is going to help with any issue related to humidity levels within our home. As is the case with many home appliances and tools, a lot of the selection process will come down to personal choice. But, there are a few things to consider on the practical side.
- surface area or volume of the room in square feet
- Air flow rate: Higher numbers correspond with efficiency
- Moisture extraction capacity:the number of gallons of water extracted every day depending upon the amount of moisture in the air.
A few convenient features include:
For running a dehumidifier fully automatically without the need to monitor it:
Advantages Of Moisture Absorbers
How To Use A Dehumidifier to Protect Your Space
While nobody wants a ton of moisture in their homes, some amount of humidity is needed. Too much humidity will encourage mold and could even peel wallpaper off of the walls. High levels of moisture in the air can also cause a lot of health issues for asthma sufferers, rheumatoid arthritis, allergy and respiratory infections. A dehumidifier is a simple, efficient and economical way to protect your space. These units help to dehumidify the air which makes it healthier and can speed up drying after water damage, painting, or other renovation work. A dehumidifier is an excellent way to sanitize crawl spaces. They also help save energy since wet air costs more to heat than dry air.
Types of Dehumidifiers
Choose from two main kinds of dehumidifiers:
- Compressor (or refrigerant) dehumidifiers
- Desiccant (or absorption) dehumidifiers
Compressor Refrigerant Dehumidifiers
Desiccant Absorption Dehumidifiers
How to Select The Right Dehumidifier
Air Flow Rate
Size of Room
Hot Gas Defrost Dehumidifiers
Design and Portability
Additional Dehumidifier Features
- Auto shut-off
- A timer or programmer
- External water extraction
- 3-speed fan
- A special drying mode
- A night mode
- A child lock
- A wide operating temperature range
- A clogged filter warning light
- Continuous mode
Combating Moisture With A Dehumidifier
Maintain And Clean The Dehumidifie
Cleaning Grids and Casing
Cleaning The Air Filter
Cleaning The Water Tank
Prepare Dehumidifier For Storage
- Empty the tray no more than 24 hours after its last use.
- Clean the casing, air grids, filter, and tray.
- Wind up the cord before you cover up the device with a protective cover. Or, place it in the original packaging.
- Store the device away from any sources of humidity.