A dehumidifier is a household accessory whose function is to lower the high humidity level around the house. Dehumidifying is mostly for health or comfort reasons or sometimes to get rid of the dumpy odor. Dehumidifiers are very important house appliances nowadays.

Hi I’m Carrie and I’m here today to talk to you about dehumidifiers. A dehumidifier can help solve many air quality issues in your home that are attributable to humidity.

Humidity can promote the growth of airborne allergens, such as mold spores and dust mites. Relative humidity can have adverse effects on the air you breathe when levels exceed fifty percent. At these levels allergens are far more likely to worsen the overall air quality.

Excessive humidity can also cause problems with the structural integrity of your home, the condition of your home furnishings and create an unpleasant musty odor.

For the air in your home to feel cool it must be dry. Humid air can cause your a/c unit to overwork itself and raise your utility bills unnecessarily. When dryer is maintained, not only does it help to eliminate these issues, but it also creates a healthier breathing environment.

Home dehumidifiers come in varying pint-size capacity, which correlates to the square footage and moisture level of the space you will be using the unit in. Most units allow you to set your desired level of humidity and will automatically turn on and off as needed. While the physical size of the unit might be similar, there can be a big difference in the amount of water the unit can remove from the air per day. The larger the pint-sized capacity the more efficient it will be and the quieter it will be.

Most home dehumidifiers feature a water bucket and automatic shutoff feature for when the container is full. Mini models are also equipped with a drain hose connection that allows for continuous drainage when required.

If you need to use the unit in a space where the ambient temperature could drop below 65 degrees Fahrenheit, you will need to purchase a low temp unit such as those offered by both dandy and edgestar.

Basement and crawlspace dehumidifiers are generally more rugged in design. They are made to operate in low temperatures and some come with drain pumps for permanent installation. These units are great for garages and workspaces in addition to basements and crawl spaces. April air and evac offer units designed specifically for these types of spaces and edgestar offers a basement kit that includes a condensate pump.

Mini dehumidifiers are perfect for use in bathrooms, closets, laundry rooms, kitchen and bathroom sinks and storage spaces. If you’ve ever noticed your clothes and towels not drying completely or a musty odor in your closets and cabinets, then a mini dehumidifier is a great solution. We recommend checking out models made by ever dry and sunpentown.

Industrial depot no fires are built to cover very large areas as well as good for use and restoration works such as a flood or AC leak like.

Basement and crawlspace units they are very rugged in appearance and future gravity drains most come with hoses already attached and some feature pumps. April air and II bag are leaders in industrial dehumidifiers and their products come highly recommended by us. Excess humidity can become a serious issue if not addressed and we have selected the best performing units in all categories to ensure that you will find the one that fits your specific dehumidification needs.

 

How does a dehumidifier work?

Dehumidifiers extract water from air that passes through the device. There are two different types of dehumidifiers: condensate dehumidifiers and desiccant dehumidifiers.

Condensate dehumidifiers use a fridge to collect water called condensate, which is normally greywater but can on occasion be reused for industrial purposes. Some manufacturers provide reverse osmosis filters to flip the condensate into potable water. Some designs, like the ionic membrane dehumidifier, eliminate water as a vapor rather than liquid.

Desiccant dehumidifiers (known also as absorption dehumidifiers) bond moisture with hydrophilic materials like silica gel. Cheap domestic components include single-use hydrophilic substance cartridges, gel, and powder. Larger commercial components include hot air recovery systems to be able to eliminate humid air from outside the room.