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Dehumidifiers explained

Updated on July 6, 2014


Dehumidifiers are designed to take moisture out of the air and condense it into a liquid so that it can be disposed of. This may be of use if there is damp in a house or if there has been some flooding, also if you live in a very moisture rich enviroment. They are a great tool and some of the better ones can take several gallons of water out of the air each day if necessary.

Choosing a dehumidifier

There are many different makers of these dehumidifiers and many different things to conside when making a purchase.

If you are intending to buy or rent one of these machines I would suggest you go for one of the well known brands such as :-


This company has been around for quite some time and is well known for making high quality dehumidifiers that will take a lot of abuse and are very well put together. Their most popular model holds around 70 litres of water which is usually enough for most domestice users.Another great feature from Fridgedaire is that their machines all load from the front which makes them very easy to empty.


Danby dehumidifiers are produced in Canada and the company has been around for over 60 years.Their units are good quality and come with many additional features such as twin fans, auto de-icing and auto restart if there is any disruption to the power supply. Danby also offer a 24 month warranty on their products which is excellent compared to some of the cheaper makers.

There are other good makers such as Delonghi and Soleusair which are very good but i suggest you do your reearch before you buy. I good site that i came accross is Frigidaire reviews if you are interested in learning more.

If it is a commercial level type of dehumidifier you need then I would suggest that you look at one of the hiring companies that will rent out an industrial sized machine. It is unlikely that it will be worth actually buying one of these units unless you are going to get regular use from it.

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Please leave a comment telling me what you think or if there are any dehumidifiers you could recommend to the readers

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      CyberTech LM 5 years ago

      Surprising to me how many people do not think they need a dehumidifier like in a basement.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very interesting and informative post