A Dehumidifier is much cheaper than an Air Conditioner: the 10 best

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Especially in the summer, the cost of the electricity bill goes up. A dehumidifier represents a very economical alternative to an air conditioner, and in many cases just as effective: using a dehumidifier consumption will be drastically reduced, without the emission of cold currents, and often in half the space.

Our body struggles to withstand high levels of humidity; a solution to feel good will therefore be to eliminate the excess moisture present in the air, which also causes an oppressive sense of heat, during the summer months. A dehumidifier also prevents humidity from turning into a mold and fungus problem. In fact, the accumulation of humidity can lead to a whole series of problems inside the house, such as musty odors, warped wood, peeling paint. For this reason, the dehumidifier is also useful in winter.

How a dehumidifier works

The sizes of dehumidifiers range from portable units to whole-home solutions. While there are variations in both design and product quality, most dehumidifiers work the same way. Just configure the desired humidity level, and when the humidistat registers a level in excess of your preferences, the dehumidifier comes into action. Directed by a fan, the humid air moves through the appliance, where it passes over a cold metal coil. At that point the moisture condenses into water, which is either stored internally or drained. The filtered air then passes over a hot coil before returning to the conditioned space of the house.

How to choose a dehumidifier

Larger dehumidifiers for the whole house include a drain hose that empties directly into a sink, a collecting pump, or outside. These types of dehumidifiers typically require professional installation. Portable dehumidifiers are much less expensive and much easier to use, operating via built-in interfaces that are easy to understand and configure. Some portable dehumidifiers are equipped with flexible hoses, which can automatically drain or pump the collected water; others have a collector that needs to be emptied regularly.

Don’t forget to consider energy efficiency: Energy Star certified dehumidifiers consume about 15 percent less energy than conventional units. In the long run, this means significant savings over the life cycle of the dehumidifier.

Dehumidifiers can provide a continuous flow of fresh and dry air throughout the home, resulting in an energy efficient solution that improves indoor air quality and keeps mold growth at bay.

Here is our selection of the best 10 dehumidifiers, available immediately:

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