What Capacity Dehumidifier Do I Need?
Deciding on a dehumidifier (or any appliance for that matter) seems like a daunting task when you first start out. Not only are there hundreds of different brands and types to choose from, but they use their own language to describe the products. For dehumidifiers, people are thrown off by the word “pint.” Most people know what a pint is, but what’s the real difference between a 30 pint dehumidifier and a 45 pint dehumidifier, and, most importantly, which one is right for me?
What is a “pint” in dehumidifiers?
The pint capacity of a dehumidifier is how much moisture in pints a dehumidifier can remove from the area in 24 hours. It is affected by the size of the area and how humid the area is. In general, a dehumidifier with a pint capacity less than 70 pints is best for residential use, while dehumidifiers over 70 pints are ideal for commercial applications. Now to determine which one is right for you…
Dehumidifier Pint Capacity Chart
The below chart will help you determine which pint dehumidifier to get based on the room you are trying to dehumidify and how damp the room is.
If you want to learn more about the different features you should also look for when buying a dehumidifier, check out our Dehumidifier Key Features Buyers Guide.