A dehumidifier is an air conditioner with coils that remove moisture from the air. The coils come in hot and cold along with a fan that allows the air conditioner to condense the moisture that the cold coils of the dehumidifier create. This then produces hot air that goes through the hot coil and brings it down to the original temperature.
If you have an air conditioner in the room, you do not require a dehumidifier. The air conditioner dehumidifies the room’s moisture. Most homes have trouble due to too less or too much moisture in the air.
This imbalanced moisture results in itchiness and dryness of the skin. Dry air in the house also leads to the surfaces of furniture getting cracked. Dry air due to moisture also leads to blocked nasal passages.
Air that contains too much moisture is equally troublesome causing problems to the nasal passage and similar skin issues. Dry air that is not removed from the house causes repeated condensation of windows, mold expansions and causes wood products to slowly rot. This makes it very important to have a dehumidifier at home.
Here are some tips to help you with your dehumidifier purchase:
1. A dehumidifier that is a heat pump is one option. These are limited complex items but the price of this kind of dehumidifier is affordable. During springtime, you can save about $50 – $100 on these dehumidifiers.
2. Look for dehumidifiers with 2 speed fans since they are less noisy. They also give low humidity lessening efficiency. Check the unit before buying it. If you will place the unit near a bedroom, check the noise before deciding.
3. A good dehumidifier is one with a rating of 10L ( 2.1 imperial gallons or 21 US pints) per day. If you have a small house with an average resistance to moisture, this is the best in dehumidifier options for you with a price range of $200 â $250. If you have a big town house or a big house, this is the ideal dehumidifier for your needs.
4. The chemical absorbent dehumidifiers are only fit for hot climates. It is not advised to buy them for use if you are in mild climatic regions.
5. Always check the Efficiency Factor of the dehumidifier to figure out the cost of operation. You can get this information from the brochure or a manual where there is information to find out the EF. You can also find the Efficiency Factor on labels in case there are no manuals, these are behind the unit where you find the water collection basket.
This information on dehumidifiers is sure to help you if you are buying a new one. This guide will surely get the right price and the best unit you need for your home. Make sure you check the reputation of the manufacturer who is selling the dehumidifier. Checking the quality of the dehumidifier and the warranty and the guarantee on the unit is essential as well before you bring it home.