Read about the best basement dehumidifiers. Find reviews on portable,
large pint, and low temperature air dehumidifiers.
Basement dehumidifiers are helpful for maintaining healthy air in your
basement. That damp, musty smell in most basements is bad for your
health. This means there is too much mold, mildew and bacteria growing
in the air.
A quality basement dehumidifier
will freshen the air
and maintain a healthy level of moisture. Yes, any dehumidifier will
remove moisture. How much you spend will be determined by what features
you want, what size area needs dehumidifying and if you prefer a manual
or automatic reservoir empting system.
Since basements are
colder than other rooms in a home, it is important to determine if a
low-temperature dehumidifier is right for you. Is your basement likely
to have temperatures below 60 degrees when dehumidifying is needed? If
so, a low temp dehumidifier will greatly improve the performance.
air dehumidifiers do best when the temperatures are high. If it's below
degrees in the basement, and the dehumidifier ices up, there will be
problems, but a low temp unit will work fine at lower temperatures.
really important factor in your basement air dehumidifier purchase is
manual vs. automatic empty.
With a manual empty
dehumidifier, you have to dump out the water that
has been collected from the air. Since basements are usually out of
sight and out of mind, this could be a problem remembering to empty it.
with automatic pumps
to empty the reservoir will be more expensive, but
well worth the money if you don't want to make the trip to empty it
The top recommended manual and automatic low temperature dehumidifiers
can be found on this page:
Low Temperature Dehumidifiers
From the reviews I found, the best basement dehumidifiers overall are Santa Fe, Danby, DeLonghi,
These will all do a great job and generally last a long time. An energy
efficient basement dehumidifier will reduce the cost of ownership. Make
sure to buy a dehumidifier that will work well for the amount of sq.
ft. needed and you will start enjoying fresher, healthier basement air.