Do I need a Dehumidifier?
Typically, as a South Floridian, you will want a dehumidifier in your home. Florida is one of the most humid states in America, and it affects countless residents. A humid environment can lead to fungal growth, skin conditions, and stifling conditions.
A dehumidifier is a device that will pull the clinging water in the air and deposit the water in a receptacle until you dump it. By removing the excess water molecules, it helps you regulate the climate in particular rooms. But depending on what room is most effective, you need to find the best dehumidifier for those needs.
What kind of Dehumidifier is best for me?
There are a few determining factors you need to consider about the room you want to dehumidify.
The size – The size of the room will determine a lot about what kind of dehumidifier to buy because often they will advertise based on a number of pints they can withdraw from the air.
The Proximity to the A/C – If you have a central A/C or an HVAC unit, consider placing a dehumidifier towards the intake to help distribute the air throughout the house easier.
Plants – Finally, you need to be wary of plants. Since you are withdrawing water from the air, you are directly affecting their quality of life and would need to water them more.
Our Recommendations for the Best Dehumidifiers
Ivation 30 – At just 30 pounds, it fits discreetly in most spaces. Durable smooth-rolling caster wheels ensure portable ease, and you can customize air regulation with two fan settings, for effective moisture removal in areas up to 2,000 square feet.
Frigidaire 50 – The Frigidaire 50-pint dehumidifier protects your home from mold and mildew caused by excess moisture. It also helps eliminate bacteria in the air that can make breathing difficult. Frigidaire’s 50 pints-per-day dehumidifier is capable of continuous operation when the unit is located near a suitable drain. Ready-Select electronic controls include a digital humidity readout, 24-hour on/off timer and control lock.
Friedrich 70 – This ENERGY STAR qualified model provides continuous-drainage operation and can be set to precise humidity levels from 30 to 90 percent. And the sleek, modern design will not detract from your décor.