What is an electric dehumidifier: how do they work and how to choose one


What is an electric dehumidifier and what does it do

An electric dehumidifier is an electronic device that removes moisture from the air to control the humidity levels in a room. The electric dehumidifier does this by drawing in air from the room and passing it over a cold coil. Electric dehumidifiers are typically used in areas prone to dampness, such as a basement and a laundry room. Another use case for an electric dehumidifier is to prevent mold and mildew growth. Electric dehumidifiers come in a variety of sizes and models and are used in both residential and commercial settings.

How does an electric dehumidifier work

As the air passes over the coil, the water in the air condenses and the electric dehumidifier collects it in a container. The drier air then passes over a warm coil and blows back into the room.

How to use an electric dehumidifier

Readers will find five helpful tips on how to use an electric dehumidifier below:

  1. Make sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions before use
  2. Plug the dehumidifier into an outlet and turn the dehumidifier on
  3. Set the desired humidity level and let the dehumidifier do its job
  4. Check the water container regularly and empty it when necessary
  5. Clean the filter regularly to maintain optimal performance

Benefits of using an electric dehumidifier

The benefits of using an electric dehumidifier are clearing the air of excess moisture from, increasing a clean living environment, increasing the quality of smell, protecting furniture and belongings from damage, and extending the life of belongings.

Downsides of using an electric dehumidifier

The downsides of using an electric dehumidifier, as compared to other types of dehumidifier are the prices (depending on the model), taking up more space compared to a dehumidifying bag, hearing more noise, emptying the water reservoir regularly, increasing the risk of fire if improperly installed.

How to choose the right electric dehumidifier

Here is how to choose the right electric dehumidifier, if you’re buying an electric dehumidifier:

Consider the size of the area you want to dehumidify, the climate, and the noise level. Consider a portable versus a whole-house model.

If you’re looking for a portable model, consider how often you’ll move it and whether or not you want a unit with wheels.

If you’re looking for a whole-house model, consider the size of your home and the climate. You’ll need to have your duct work inspected to make sure it’s compatible with the dehumidifier.