Many people have installed a dehumidifier in their home as they have felt the need for it to relieve their health pain. Dehumidifiers are designed to remove moisture found indoor. Because excessive levels of moisture inside homes causes mold to grow in certain part of the house, this constitutes a big threat for many people especially the weaker ones like babies and old people. Excessive moisture could also result in aggravating allergies and triggering asthma attacks which in certain cases could threaten sufferers lives. This is why dehumidifiers have become popular lately as people have become more aware of high humidity levels danger.
Dehumidifiers condensate the air and collects excess of moisture by stocking it in a water tank. The water tank or bucket should be emptied every time it reaches the maximum container capacity or else the dehumidifier will stop doing its job. Another option is possible in certain dehumidifiers models and which allows the unit to run continuously without interruption using a drain hose. The drain hose works like the one of the washing machine and let water pass through it so that the water bucket is not needed and therefore not emptying is needed. The air circulating in a room has a humidity level and it´s a dehumidifier that works to suction this air, removes its moisture and get it back to the room. It´s important to know that windows should be closed in order to get a better dehumidifying experience. Air conditioners could also dehumidify the air, but not as effectively as a dehumidifier as it´s specially made for this task.
Dehumidifiers are mainly used in parts of the house where water is being used most like bathrooms and kitchens. Basements are also a place where dehumidifiers are used as it´s a place where dampness is found. Moisture is found in buildings and houses where there are plumbing systems which weren’t properly designed or installed. Fixing plumbing is also a way to avoid having moisture indoor.
There are different sizes of dehumidifiers. These sizes vary according to the capacity of dehumidifying per day. This capacity is measured in pints per 24 hour. You find on the market 10 to 95 pints humidifiers and which the price increases as capacity does. Drain Power, tank capacity and Energy Efficiency are all characteristics which are worth considering when reading a review on a dehumidifier. In order to know which capacity is enough for you, you have to measure the square footage and check the condition of the room you want to dehumidify. After this step you can use a dehumidifiers sizing chart which will help you find in which category your room falls.
Don´t forget to check the warranty of the dehumidifier after purchasing it so that you don´t expire it unwillingly. Also it´s important to know the the water collected in the dehumidifier´s bucket is not for drink.