If you are in the market for a dehumidifier to make your home, office or workspace a bit more comfortable you might not be sure where to begin. The information below helps you understand the two main types of dehumidifiers you have to choose from, and which features and functions will best serve your needs. Remember, heat-related humidity isn’t the only concern. If your bathroom has drip-like water stains on the walls, there is often condensation on your windows, your basement smells musty—many things could be the culprit, including humidity. You may also need a dehumidifier if you run a business where the plants, products, or inventory needs to be in a humidity-controlled environment.
If your dehumidifier is too small, it won’t get the job done—and if it is too large, it can have the negative effect, and remove too much moisture from your air. Signs your dehumidifier is too large, even though the humidity is removed, are that you are experiencing dry skin, bloody noses, cracked lips, or asthma or allergy flare-ups.
Last but certainly not least, you must consider which advanced features and functions you would like built-in to your model. The more advanced your electronic and automated features, or the more features you have—the higher the price tag. However, to ensure you have the features and functions you require it may well be worth it. Just a few of these options include:
As you can see, there is a lot to consider before you select your first or next dehumidifier. On top of that, you must familiarize yourself with each make and models cleaning and maintenance needs. However, taking the time to consider both the feature and functions you require will ensure your humidifier meets all of your needs.