Types of Dehumidifiers

frerfefeIn the following rows, we are going to discuss some types of dehumidifiers. A dehumidifier can help solve many air quality issues in a home that are attributable to humidity.

Humidity can promote the growth of airborne allergies 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 odour.

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

Home dehumidifiers come in varied sizes and capacities which correlate to the square footage and moisture and the moisture level of this 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 units might be similar, there can be a significant difference in the amount of water the unit can remove from the air per day. The larger the capacity, the more efficient the unit will be.

Most home dehumidifiers feature a water bucket and automatic shutoff feature for when the container is full. Many models are also equipped with the 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 low-temp units, such as those offered by both Danby and Edgestar. Basement and crawl space dehumidifiers are generally more rugged in design. They are made to operate in low temperatures and some come with drain pumps for permanent installation. Such units are great for garages and workspaces, in addition to basements and crawl spaces.

Many air dehumidifiers are perfect for use in bathrooms, closets, laundry rooms, under kitchen and bathroom sinks, and storage spaces. If you have ever noticed, your clothes and towels are nor drying completely or have a musty odour in your closets and cabinets. In such circumstances, a mini dehumidifier is a great solution. We recommend checking out models made by Everdry.

Industrial dehumidifiers are built to cover very large areas and, as basement and crawl space units, they are very rugged in appearance and feature gravity drains. Most come with hoses already attached and some feature pumps. Aprilaire and Ebac are leaders in the industrial dehumidifiers area and their products are highly recommended.

Excess humidity can become a serious issue if not addressed and you must find the most appropriate dehumidification unit that best fits your needs.

Published by Kidal Delonix (1197 Posts)

Kidal Delonix is a contributor to Mr. Hoffman's blog. The views and opinions are entirely his/her own and may not reflect Mr Hoffman's views.

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