When you first start looking for a dehumidifier you can be overwhelmed by all of the choices. So to help you figure out which dehumidifier is right for you, we’ve put together this video. (Warning: The video was shot on an iPhone, so it suffers from being shot vertically and a little shakily. Feel free to scroll past for just the video transcript. We won’t blame you!)
Hi, this is Alex from Living Direct. I’m here today to talk to you about dehumidifiers.
When a customer is looking for a dehumidifier they usually have two basic questions they want answered. They’re looking for a specific room size and for rooms in terms of humidity level. And so the two basic questions we’re going to help you answer, try to guide you through:
- What should I look for?
- What size model is right for my needs?
Most people use dehumidifiers for a bedroom, maybe a bathroom or pantry, but most use them for basements. Now basements are fairly large, larger than a bedroom, and usually have more humidity than other rooms in your house. We recommend a larger pint capacity basement dehumidifier, because larger pint models, such as 60, 70 pint capacity dehumidifiers, can handle more humid and bigger rooms.
The reason why you should go with larger pint capacity models is that they can use less energy than lower capacity models. A smaller dehumidifier, such as a 40 or 30 pint capacity model, would cycle on and off, on and off, and it would actually increase your energy consumption. So you want to go with the larger pint capacity model to save on energy.
Of course, dehumidifiers are good at keeping a room dry. You’ll want to be at a level of 40-60% relative humidity and that allows you to be comfortable. It also keeps allergens, mold, all of that nasty stuff to be kept non-existent or to a minimum, and that helps people who have asthma or suffer from allergies.
I hope this has been helpful to you. I’m Alex, signing off.