Air Dehumidifiers Buying Guide

by Mike

So you’ve decided to purchase a portable dehumidifier. Good job. You’ve come to a money saving decision in life. Let’s take a look at the factors you should be thinking about to make the wisest purchasing decision.

Frigidaire FAD704DWD 70 Pint Dehumidifier

1. Brand Names Are Important

The brand of dehumidifier you choose is very important because it’s a good indicator of how long the machine will last. It’s a shame that some people find out the hard way, a cheap unit just doesn’t last. Spend the extra money for a quality name brand that you know is going to provide you years of trouble free use. It’s really worth the spared headache in the end and you’ll find that you save a lot of money over having to constantly replace the machines.

2. Water Containers Come In 30-70 Pints On Average

The average capacity of a water bucket that comes with a air dehumidifier is around 30-70 pints.

Consider the following:

Will you be strong enough to haul the full 70 pint bucket outside for dumping?

You have to seriously consider the weight of lifting 70 pints off the ground. Some people can’t do it for an extended period of time that it takes to walk it to a proper dumping area. Also be aware that portable dehumidifiers often have a continuous drain feature that allows you to hook it up to a garden hose and run it outside. People who can use this feature save themselves from having to constantly empty the water receptacle.

You may consider a smaller, 30 pint dehumidifier if you’re not too keen on emptying 70 pints every 8-12 hours (if you live in a very damp area).

3. Fix Existing Problems To Give Your Dehumidifier The Best Chance

This isn’t really a buying tip, just some helpful advice. You’ll never know if your portable unit is doing its job properly if you don’t fix the underlying factors to begin with. A portable dehumidifier won’t remove gargantuan amounts of standing water, but it can prevent mold, mildew, and moisture damage. Do your best to fix the main water problems and anything that is just too costly to repair, just hope for the best results from the usage of the dehumidifier.

4. Read Reviews On Walmart.Com And Other Online Outlets

Often times, you can get a good idea of which brands are a “best buy” by the reviews attached to the product online. People are doing their very best these days to be forthcoming and honest when it comes to helping others with making smart purchasing decisions.

Amazon has a strict policy against spam and the reviews are real, from real people, who actually own the products. There are other sites doing the same thing with reviews, so you can do your research and see what decisions you come to.


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