If you are thinking of buying a dehumidifier, then there are only four principal aspects you need to take into consideration before making your final decision. The first question you should ask yourself is “What is the volume of space I need to cover?”. The second is “What is the temperature indoors?”, then “what is the current level of humidity?”, followed, finally, by “Do I want the dehumidifier to have any special features?”.
Dehumidifiers will usually come with an indication of the size of room or rooms they can cope with. Some may indicate this by square or meter footage, others by cubed feet, or cubed meters. Because the height of ceilings in a home can be different to standard, if you have high ceilings, then it might be better to use volume as a guide.
Indoor temperature is also an important fact or when it comes to choosing a dehumidifier. The higher the temperature, the harder a dehumidifier has to work, and if you choose one which isn’t sufficiently powerful, the coils can freeze over and you can do unnecessary damage.
When requiring a dehumidifier to work in an extremely humid environment, think ‘bigger is better’. In addition, certain dehumidifiers are produced which are specifically designed to work in high-moisture environments, including commercial dehumidifiers.
As far as special features are concerned, there are many options. Some have a connection for a pipe outlet, meaning you don’t have to continually worry about emptying the internal reservoir. Other dehumidifiers can be used with internal ducting, so you can control humidity levels in more than one room. Mobility can be an asset when budget is limited, and while some units are quite heavy, if you choose one with wheels, this should not be a problem.
There is more to buying a dehumidifier than just getting one off the shelf at your local store, so to be sure you get one that is perfect for your home or office, why not give us a call here at (512) 836-1414 and we will be delighted to advise you of the best model to buy.