10 January

How to Shop for the Best Dehumidifier for Your Home

Nowadays, dehumidification is no longer only limited to water damage, drying down building sites, swimming pools, and any other visible wetland. The exterior moisture is increased in your home by the successive addition of several elements such as sweating, small meals and unobstructed steam evaporation of water from shower or bath for example. Moisture can also come from building materials or from the pools, saunas, etc. Moisture can be controlled and decreased with the help of a dehumidifier before it causes damage, which is very important! The best dehumidifiers can help you avoid many inconveniences. If you are interested in buying a good dehumidifier for your home, this guide will help you make the best decision.

Design

When it comes to buying a good dehumidifier for your home or office, you should also pay attention to its design. The elegance of a dehumidifier is obviously not the first criterion to seriously consider if one is faced with moisture problems, but it certainly is among the factors that weight in balance, especially given the multitude of models in the field! Look for a compact and light dehumidifier, preferably a portable one that can be easily transported from one room to another.

Why a silent dehumidifier?

A regular and excessive noise exposure at a too high a number of decibels (dB) leads eventually to permanent damage to your ears. Most major public dehumidifiers are not on the point of destroying your ears but the fact remains that if you choose such a dehumidifier for your bedroom you must obviously take into account the noise level. A dehumidifier below 45 dB can be considered to be silent.

Choosing the right basement dehumidifier

Choosing the best dehumidifier for basement is not an easy thing. It is in particular necessary to check the minimum relative humidity of operation and the minimum operating temperature of the dehumidifier. Indeed, in a poorly insulated basement, the temperature can drop below 10 ° C in winter and it is not uncommon for large public dehumidifiers to not work in this temperature. The best dehumidifier for basement should have defrosting abilities and an integrated humidistat, to avoid any surprises in the event of a power outage.

Humidistat system and advanced functions

“The humidistat” is the humidity control. This is the command with which you set the desired relative humidity. The unit will strive to progressively dehumidify your home, then keep the relative humidity over time. Remember, an ideal relative humidity for the inside of a home is between 45% and 60%. A humidistat basic system allows you to adjust, via a simple command, the desired moisture level. A more advanced humidistat system is equipped with a LCD display indicating the ambient humidity and other information. Some models are equipped with a timer to start a function at a specified time, to stop the dehumidifier at night, etc. All of these must be taken into account when shopping for a dehumidifier.