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How to Choose the Right Dehumidifier for Your Home

How to Choose the Right Dehumidifier for Your Home

Having a wide selection of dehumidifiers available on the market to choose from is a great thing. With options varying according to capacity, features, cost and more, you can find a unit that addresses the specific moisture issue you’re dealing with.

In this article, Ainsworth & Co. Air Conditioning – Heating, a local contractor providing top-notch furnace replacement and home dehumidification services, offers these tips to help you choose the right dehumidifier for your home.

Choose a Dehumidifier Based on Capacity and Where It Will Be Used

The first step in choosing a dehumidifier is to call on an expert for help in determining how much moisture you need to remove from a given space. Dehumidifiers with a small capacity remove below 40 pints of excess moisture per day, and ideally are used in small bedrooms, offices and basements.

Medium-capacity dehumidifiers, which can remove up to 60 pints of moisture per day, are best suited for medium to large rooms or crawl spaces. Large-capacity dehumidifiers, which can remove up to 90 pints of moisture per day, are typically used to treat a wider range of humidity problems. They’re recommended for large basements, bedrooms and crawl spaces.

Lastly, whole-house capacity dehumidifiers can remove excess moisture in spaces up to 3,000 square feet. They can also be integrated with your home’s existing HVAC system. If you opt for this type of dehumidifier, ensure regular maintenance so as to avoid expensive HVAC repair costs.

Determine the Specific Issue

Dehumidifiers can also be chosen to target a specific moisture problem. For instance, crawl space dehumidifiers are designed to be used in tight crawl spaces. There are also water damage restoration dehumidifiers, which are useful during flood cleanup and recovery. If you want to reduce moisture-related structural damage in indoor swimming areas, an indoor pool dehumidifier is the product you need.

Ainsworth & Co. Air Conditioning – Heating offers a comprehensive range of services. Our expertise includes air conditioner replacement, air purification systems, heat pump installation and much more. Call us at (281) 837-8454 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve customers in Crosby, TX, and surrounding areas.