A dehumidifier can help you remedy a moisture problem in your home or office. Dehumidifiers are designed to pull damp air into the unit, recovering the water vapor, then redistribute the drier air back into your indoor environment. The collected water either drains into a water collection receptacle within the dehumidifier or it drains through a hose via gravity and into an exterior drain, or is pumped out of unit by a condensate pump.
Why is a Dehumidifier Important?
Excess moisture in your indoor environment can create a breeding ground for mold and mildew which can lead to allergy symptoms. By using a dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity from your indoor environment, you can create a healthier environment overall while helping to control allergy symptoms. Finally, excessive moisture in the air can also cause significant damage to building materials, contents and furniture.
Choosing the Right Dehumidifier
Selecting the right size unit is very important:
Small Capacity – removes 25 pints of excess moisture each day
Medium Capacity – removes 45-50 pints of excess moisture each day
Large Capacity – removes 75 pints of excess moisture each day
Whole House Capacity – can remove moisture from a 3,000 sq ft home or office
User friendly design features include digital humidistat and easy to adjust control panel and full-bucket overflow protection.
Tips to Make Dehumidifiers Run Less & Save Money
One of the best methods of preventing mold and mildew growth from occurring in your home is to eliminate any sources of moisture. Obviously stopping active water leaks is important but here are a few steps you can take to reduce indoor humidity in your home as well:
- When showering, turn on the bathroom ventilation fans or open a window
- When cooking, always turn on the ventilation fan
- Hang damp clothes outside
- Perform regular maintenance checks for leaks and water intrusion.
- Keep windows closed when raining of when relative humidity is above 50%
- Perform regular inspections of your dryer exhaust