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Damp Basement or Crawlspace? How to Choose The Right Dehumidifier

When it comes to choosing the right dehumidifier for your basement or crawlspace, there are a number of factors to consider. Here are some tips to help you make an informed decision:

  • Size: Make sure to choose a dehumidifier that is appropriately sized for the area you want to dehumidify. A unit that is too small won't be effective, while one that is too large will waste energy.

  • Drainage: Consider how you will drain the water collected by the dehumidifier. Some models have built-in pumps, while others require manual draining.

  • Energy efficiency: Look for models with the ENERGY STAR label, which indicates that they meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Noise level: If you plan to use the dehumidifier in a living space, consider how much noise it will make. Some models are designed to be quieter than others.

  • Features: Consider what additional features you want in a dehumidifier. For example, some models have built-in humidistats that allow you to set a desired humidity level, while others have air filters that can help improve indoor air quality.

By taking these factors into account, you can choose a dehumidifier that will effectively remove excess moisture from your basement or crawlspace, helping to prevent mold growth and other moisture-related issues. If you need help installing a dehumidifier for your space, schedule a complimentary consultation today!


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