What dehumidifiers do best is absorb the air humidity from your home so you can protect both the aspect of your assets as well as your health from the harmful effect of air humidity. However, not every dehumidifier is as effective as another and their efficiency depends on some aspects that you must take into account when buying a dehumidifier.
The room area it can handle
Dehumidifiers differ in size and this influences their absorption power. Small units are not powerful enough to handle large rooms so you should match the unit’s size to the size of the room you are going to use it in. Buying a dehumidifier that doesn’t match the room area will result in poor results so you can consider this detail of maximum importance.
The tank capacity
When you buy a dehumidifier, you must know how much water it can store in 24 hours so you will know whether or not it’s suitable for your needs. Dehumidifiers can hold a certain number of pints of water, depending on their tank’s capacity. In case you need a large unit to absorb large amounts of water, opt for a dehumidifier with a capacity of 50 or 70 pints. For basements and areas where you rarely go, a continuous drainage option will make sure the dehumidifier never gets too full.
The humidistat and the timer
A useful thing to consider when it comes to buying a dehumidifier is the adjustable humidity level which is related to a humidistat included in the device. The humidistat allows the device to stop as soon as the desired humidity level has been reached and it turns it back on when the humidity level is starting to increase. This not only maximizes the efficiency of the dehumidifier but also eliminates possible energy waste. Also, look for a dehumidifier with a timer so you can set it to work for a certain amount of time.
The noise level
The noise the dehumidifier makes while operating is something you should take into account because it will influence the functionality of the device, especially if you want to place it in inhabited rooms. A noisy device that will keep you from sleeping or will disturb you during your regular activities will not be considered a good addition to your house.
The comfort in use
This aspect is influenced by many details related to how easily you can handle the dehumidifier. It’s best that you look for one with caster wheels that is easier to transport, in case you need a large dehumidifier for a large room. A slim and lightweight unit will be easier to maneuver in any room and an LCD screen that will display the humidity level will help you make the best use of your unit.