How to Choose the Right Dehumidifier for Your House

A dehumidifier is an appliance designed for extracting the moisture excess from the air and building elements. They are usually used to address humidity and moisture problems such as comfort problems, windows condensation or even to keep your damp basement dry. Therefore, choosing a right dehumidifier is made in accordance with the existing humidity and the moisture source.  

Small Space Dehumidifier Types
Home Dehumidifiers

Criteria for selection of dehumidifier are:

1. First, you should evaluate the volume of the room affected by humidity.

2. The next step is to determine the source of moisture:

– new construction – improper execution of insulation, infiltration
infiltration, inadequate ventilation, floods etc.

3. You need to know that a professional dehumidifier will extract moisture from the air and the building structure. A home dehumidifier will maintain only a normal humidity in your home.

4. Power consumption depends on the capabilities and features of the appliance. However, any professional dehumidifier compared to a household dehumidifier of the same capacity will consume less energy. Over time, this will have significant effects on your budget.

5. Another important criterion that you need to take into consideration is the noise level of your chosen dehumidifier. Therefore, it is good to check data sheets; it is extremely important to know if you can use your device while you work or live in the room.

6. Check the container storage capacity for each dehumidifier: the household one has a quite small container, requiring a regularly emptying. On the other hand, professional models have large containers; they need to be emptied only 1-2 times daily.

7. Direct drain connection: any dehumidifier should be equipped with hose connection so that the water to be emptied directly into drains. Another option to drain the water collected from dehumidifier is the replacing of the drum with a pump that will drain the water from a greater height than the free fall of the dehumidifier.

8. Another extremely important factor in choosing a dehumidifier is the ease of cleaning and disinfection. When in use a dehumidifier collect dust and dirt. This dirt should be removed to prevent bacteria and germ distribution in the room air. Therefore, it is extremely important to check the tank of each dehumidifier for easy cleaning.

9. You need to check also the dehumidifier mobility. However, the most part of these devices are equipped with little wheels for an easier handling.

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