Features to consider while choosing a quiet dehumidifier
As you might have guessed, there are lots of different factors that you need to think of when you are looking to get the best quiet dehumidifier you possibly can. In this section, we will go through everything you need to know to find the best model for your needs.
Noise level is usually shown as dB, which stands for decibels. Basically, the higher the dB, the louder the dehumidifier is going to be. Depending on where you want to operate it, you will need to make certain that you get the appropriate noise level. For instance, you wouldn’t want to use a louder dehumidifier for a bedroom, while you also don’t need a super quiet model in your basement. Thankfully, the loudest on our list, the Tosot 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Internal Pump, only has a dB level of 52, which is about as loud as a quiet conversation.
The coverage area will give you an idea of how large space you can use your dehumidifier in. If you are looking for the best large dehumidifier that is still quite quiet, then you might want to check out the Tosot 70 Pint Dehumidifier with Internal Pump, as it can dehumidify up to 4,500 square feet. On the other hand, if you are only looking to dehumidify a small area, then you could go for the Pro Breeze Electric Mini Dehumidifier, which can cover up to 150 square feet.
If you intend to use your dehumidifier for very limited spaces, such as a closet, or a gun safe, then a small desiccant dehumidifier will fully suffice your needs and won’t break the bank at the same time.
The dehumidification performance level that you need will be determined by how humid your house is. A home that is more humid is going to require a machine with better performance since this will allow you to remove more moisture from the air daily. You just need to be sure that you don’t get the tank capacity and the performance mixed up, as most machines will fill their tanks more than once during the day.
While a pump is not an essential feature, it can be a handy one for sure! A pump will allow you to run your dehumidifier constantly without having to empty the tank, regardless of where you choose to install it, as long as you can run a hose to a drain. If you want to run your dehumidifier constantly without a pump, you will need to place it above a drain, so that it can run properly.
Water tank capacity
The capacity of the tank is going to be one of the main determining factors on how much liquid you can remove from the air in your home. If you get a model with large tanks, like the Frigidaire 50-Pint Dehumidifier, you won’t need to empty it all that often, which will allow your dehumidifier to run for longer.
The number of modes or speeds that your dehumidifier comes with will allow you to decide how quickly the moisture is removed from your home. Faster speeds will also use more electricity, but they are much better for really moist areas, such as a basement. Slower speeds will take longer to remove moisture but will save energy.
You might also want to look for a dehumidifier with a timer because this will give you the ability to decide when and for how long your dehumidifier runs at a certain speed. The Frigidaire 50-Pint Dehumidifier
is a good option for using a timer.
Continuous drain option
If you truly want to have a hands free operation experience, then you might want to get a dehumidifier that can be set up to drain continuously. You just have to be sure that you have a way to allow the hose to drain right into a drain so that you don’t end up with a mess on your floor.
Dimensions and weight
Basically, the larger the space that you need to dehumidify, the larger the dehumidifier is going to be. The opposite, of course, is true if you are trying to remove the moisture in a smaller space. In that instance, you can get away with a smaller dehumidifier.
Obviously, if you need a bigger space dehumidified, the dehumidifier is going to be too big to move up and down stairs. If you need a portable option, then you want to get something like the Afloia 2000ml Dehumidifier for Home, which is nice and light and easy to move.
You always want to be on the lookout for a good guarantee when you are getting any kind of appliance. The same is also true for a good dehumidifier. The last thing that you want to do is spend a bunch of money and then experience a problem with no way to fix it.
Just be careful, lots of warranties don’t cover everything, so you’ll want to read the fine print carefully for the model you choose.
One of the most important features you should look for in a dehumidifier is an auto shut-off function. This will help to ensure that your appliance doesn’t overflow and cause water damage in your home. Some sort of indicator to let you know that the tank is full is also a good idea. Finally, you want to be sure that the controls are user-friendly and simple to operate between the different modes, whether it be to dehumidify, defrost, or dry clothing.
Tips on how to prolong your dehumidifier’s life
While dehumidifiers are an essential item to have in your home, they are not very cheap. As such, you want to be certain to extend their life as much as you possibly can. The first thing that you will want to do is to make sure that you clean the filter at least once a month. This will help to prevent any dust and dirt from getting into the inner coils of the dehumidifier, which will keep it running as efficiently as possible.
You will also want to take the time to clean out the tank at least once a year. Most companies recommend that you rinse this container out with warm and soapy water. This cleaning will help to reduce the amount of buildup in the tank. Finally, if you choose to run your dehumidifier continuously, you need to be sure that it can drain properly. Otherwise, it will clog up, and not be able to run at all.