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How Dehumidifiers Work and Which Ones Are Good for Homes

Updated on February 6, 2015

Which Dehumidifiers are Best for Your Home?

Nobody likes dry air but humidity can be pretty bad for your home and health too.

Moisture in the air can promote the growth of mold and mildew in various parts of the house. This can be really bad for you and your family because the spore caused by mold can be very unhealthy to the human body. Moist environments can also attract cockroaches, fleas, and other common household pests. These pests can bring bacteria into your home and can cause other problems like bug bites and the like.

Humidity can also make it harder for you to dry your laundry and it can damage your furniture. It's also very uncomfortable and can make your skin feel very sticky and can make you sweat more than you normally would.

The bottom line is that nobody likes too much humidity especially inside your home. But how can you get rid of all that moisture in the air? What you need is a dehumidifier. It sucks out all of the moisture in your air and makes sure that your air is as dry or as moist as you'd like it to be.

Frigidaire FAD504DUD 50-Pint Dehumidifier
Frigidaire FAD504DUD 50-Pint Dehumidifier

Frigidaire FAD504DWD 50-Pint Dehumidifier

Frigidaire doesn't want to complicate things for you. You can easily set your preferred options on this appliance by just pressing a button. You can also set the appliance to turn off automatically. This appliance also indicates how humid the air is and how much water is in the appliance's bucket.

The Frigidaire FAD504DWD can absorb up to 50 pints of water before its bucket fills up. But if you'd like for your Frigidaire dehumidifier to work continuously without thinking about draining the bucket all you have to do is screw in a hose that leads to a drain. This model also features a washable filter to ensure that your air will smell nice and clean.

DeLonghi DD45P 45-Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier with Patented Pump Review
DeLonghi DD45P 45-Pint Energy Star Dehumidifier with Patented Pump Review

DeLonghi DD45 PE 45-Pint Dehumidifier with Patented Pump

With this DeLonghi dehumidifier, you can choose how humid you want your air to be. It won’t suck out all the moisture in the air if you don’t want it to. You won’t have to worry about this appliance jacking up your electricity bills either because it is Energy-Star qualified.

Maintenance is pretty much non-existent. All you have to do is rinse out the air filter and nothing more. This appliance practically operates itself, it has a 24 hour timer, anti-frost device, and even a tank control device that has an alarm.

Supentown SD-65E Energy Star 65-Pint Dehumidifier Review
Supentown SD-65E Energy Star 65-Pint Dehumidifier Review

Supentown SD-65E Energy Star 65-Pint Dehumidifier

This 65-pint dehumidifier can be used in rooms sized at up to 500 square feet. It has a removable water tank with an indicator for when it becomes full.

You can choose to keep this machine running continuously by attaching a hose to the appliance that leads to a drain. Alternatively, you can let the dehumidifier's internal water tank fill up and then drain it manually.

There are quite a few options out there to rid your air of the moisture and bacteria cocktail that you and your family should not breathe. You can save your home from mold and mildew with these handy appliances too. Just make sure that you check the warranty of the product you choose and keep an eye to see if your model is on a recall list. The one I had was and the company sent me a new one for free.

Do you have moisture building up at your home? One easy solution is a dehumidifier

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