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Finding the Right Dehumidifier For Your Home or Business

MacFawn Fire & Flood Restoration - Thursday, July 14, 2016

Finding the right dehumidifier for your home or business can be daunting. How many square feet are you protecting? What are the consumer ratings on the machine(s)? Will it regulate itself or do you have to set the desired humidity? How are you to know what the desired humidity level is?

These kinds of questions are daunting and may deter you from following through with the purchase. Ultimately however, investing in a dehumidifier is one of the best investments you can make. After all, when you invest in a dehumidifier, you are investing in yourself (and your property). Indoor humidity can affect not only your health, but the integrity of your building as well. With respiratory issues in humidity that is too high or too low and structural strain when the longevity of your building materials are compromised with mold damage, humidity becomes a focal point of home/ business owners more often than not.

Currently, the consensus on indoor RH (Relative Humidity) is varied. Pulmonologists generally recommend indoor humidity remain constant at 45% year-round. Professionals in other areas of business such as Restoration and Construction, recommend that home/ business owners maintain RH of 40% during the winter months and 50% humidity indoors during the summer months. Everyone agrees  that in addition to using a dehumidifier, using AC in the summer will also help to maintain optimal indoor humidity levels.

Finding the right dehumidifier can easily be done with a little reconnaissance and a recent Consumer Research Report identifying the best dehumidifiers on the market. To view the Top 5 Dehumidifiers on the Market, select this link.  This Buying Guide is designed to help you to better understand the function of a dehumidifier and the many nuances that are afforded with particular models. Cross referencing other reporting agents to ensure your purchase is never a bad idea. The Top Ten Dehumidifiers of 2016 names Frigidaire as being the best; and with automatic controls that leave the monitoring to the machine! If you are needing more information on how to choose the best dehumidifier, this piece on How to Choose a Dehumidifier may help!