Dehumidifiers can provide immense health benefits by ridding over-moist rooms of mildew, mold, and dust mites — all of which love high humidity.
If you are looking for these benefits, but require a portable dehumidifier for your home or place of business, there are several brands that manufacture small dehumidifiers perfect for a variety of spaces. Portable dehumidifiers are generally small, but they have a fairly wide range as far as price and capacity are concerned.
In the $300 range, there are a number of good portable dehumidifiers. One of these is the Danby Premiere 70 Pint Dehumidifier. This model covers up to 1,400 square feet of space, and removes 8.75 gallons of water from the air every 24 hours. It has an operating temperature range of 41 degrees Fahrenheit to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and is Energy Star certified.
Another great option is the Frigidaire 704DUD 70 pint Dehumidifier. It has the same capacity and features as the Danby Premiere, but retails for about $250. If you have a smaller space, or your capacity needs are not as great, you can save some money and still get a portable dehumidifier that meets your needs.
The Soleus Air 30 Pint Portable Energy Star Dehumidifier with Humidistat costs only about $150, and can operate at temperatures as low as 41 degrees F. This model features a digital humidistat with a continuous mode, a bucket-full audible alarm and an indicator light, and is capable of removing up to 30 pints of water from the air every 24 hours.
Another affordable and reliable option is the Frigidaire 30 Pint Dehumidifier. Like the Soleus, this unit also features a humidistat -- which lets the consumer select the exact percentage of humidity they desire in a room. It has the capacity to remove 30 pints of water from the air in 24 hours, and sells for about $160.
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