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Are your windows foggy? Does it smell like mildew? Is there mold growing? These are signs of high humidity, so you may benefit from a dehumidifier. We can help you find the perfect one.
- Best Dehumidifiers
- What Is Relative Humidity?
- Are You Sure You Need A Dehumidifier?
Did You Know?
It’s common for living spaces to fluctuate humidity levels throughout the year. Humidity levels adjust as the weather changes, so you may have high humidity during rainier months and low humidity during the winter months. Therefore, you may need to reduce humidity levels part of the year and increase it during the other times of the year for you to be comfortable.
We chose the best dehumidifiers for various living spaces to save space and money.
AUTHOR TIP: Use the water collected in the dehumidifier to water your flowers, plants and garden. You can also dump it straight into your yard to help keep your grass alive, especially during hotter months.
This portable dehumidifier has a small footprint and is easy to use, making it perfect for smaller spaces like bedrooms and RVs. Users like how quiet it is and how fast it reduces the humidity in the air. You can use it in many small spaces including closets, offices, garages and more.
This dehumidifier has a pump and works great in larger and open areas up to 4,000 square feet. It has many extra features including wheels to help move it, a multi-function control panel, cord winder, digital humidistat readout and more. It’s not as much of an eye sore as other dehumidifiers, so if it’s sitting in the corner of a room it won’t call too much attention to itself.
Author’s Personal Experience
I live in Iowa where basements are common in homes, but they can result in extra humidity during the rainy seasons. I purchased a 50-pint dehumidifier for my 900-square-foot finished basement, and it works great. I turn it off during the winter months and empty it three or four times each month during the spring, summer and fall (depending on how much rain we’re getting). I keep it set to 50% relative humidity because if it’s set higher, the baseboards will start to warp and pull away from the walls.
*Drain access is often used in basements and crawl spaces where you do not spend a lot of time. It allows you to connect a tube or hose. This allows the dehumidifier to automatically empty into a designated location (you run the end of the tube into the runoff location) so you do not have to constantly be emptying it to keep it running.
This dehumidifier can connect directly to your ductwork and auto drains, so you don’t have to crawl down to a tight space and empty it every day. The AlorAir dehumidifier also has a remote control option, so you can adjust the settings from your main level without disconnecting anything or crawling anywhere.
This whole house dehumidifier from Aprilaire can remove up to 12 gallons of water per day. All you have to do is install it and set your target humidity level, and the dehumidifier will do all the work. It will turn on automatically to reduce humidity levels when they’re higher than your target setting.
The short video below perfectly explains relative humidity and how it works.
Are you shocking everything in sight? Do you have itchy skin? Are the floorboards cracking? These are all signs that the humidity levels are low in your home, which means you would benefit from a humidifier (not a dehumidifier). We can help you find the best humidifier for your space too.
Where do you need to put a dehumidifier? What clued you in that you needed one?
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