Which Dehumidifier should I choose ?
Well, that's certainly a loaded question. We'll do our best in assisting you in how to make the right decision in choosing the right dehumidifier to best suit your needs. Millions of people have dehumidifiers in their homes, so deciding on the correct dehumidifier to choose is an easy task, when you're addressing all of the right concerns. There is a major problem with store bought, appliance grade, portable type dehumidifiers. You know, the one that was such a great deal at the local home improvement store. Let me say, if you are looking at a dehumidifier at one of those stores, you are going to come away disappointed. In most cases, the only impressive thing about those machines, is the brochure. Just check the reviews out on Amazon, or online. Those dehumidifiers were never designed to be subjected to the harsh conditions that many basements and crawl spaces present. These appliance grade portable units take more power to operate, and cannot maintain proper humidity levels in your home. Too frequently, they burn out in less than a year.
The first problem is airflow. A lot of the portable dehumidifiers use a propeller type fan. This is not sufficient in moving enough air through the machine, so humidity never lowers, or at least not at the rate it should. You need a dehumidifier that is capable of moving a large volume of air through the machine. Without the proper movement of air, humidity is difficult to control, and the portable type dehumidifiers will constantly struggle to keep up and maintain, and more than likely, expire prematurely.
See the Horizon 50 with a 350 CFM blower.
One of the major concerns in purchasing a dehumidifier, is the cost to operate the machine. The Energy Star Rated Horizon 50 3500 SF Crawl Space dehumidifier, uses only 4.2 amps of electricity to operate. This is as much as 40% less power (compared to other competing units), to operate a more powerful dehumidifier ! That's impressive ! The Horizon 50 Crawl Space Dehumidifier also controls 59% more square footage than it's leading competitor. No wonder why Horizon dehumidifiers are the #1 dehumidifier on the market today. You won't find any other dehumidifier that has the capacity, that will operate at lower amperage. This will control humidity in crawl spaces up to 3500 SF, based on an average crawl space height of 24". The Horizon 50 will also control humidity in a basement with an 8' ceiling in applications up to 900 SF. The difference in the square footage, is the additional cubic footage of air space that needs to be dehumidified. So don't be fooled by a "one size fits all" approach. In choosing the dehumidifier you need, you need the right dehumidifier, with the right space capability, with the right ability to do the job correctly.
Call 717-940-9029 for assistance in choosing which dehumidifier is best suited for your home or crawl space. We can easily tell you which size is needed for your home or basement dehumidification.
Many dehumidifier owners have trouble with their units constantly freezing up. The dehumidifier that freezes up is of no use, and they certainly do not lower humidity when they are in that state. The reason dehumidifiers freeze up, is because they can not keep up with the demand, so they are constantly "on". Poor air circulation, and the machines inability to move enough air through the unit, put demand and strain on the unit, so the coils ice up, and the machine becomes useless at that point. Many dehumidifiers are only rated for temperatures down to 65 degrees. When ice forms on the coils, this causes freeze up problems frequently as well, because portable units don't ever reach the goal, and never have a chance to defrost because they are always in the demand stage. The Horizon 50 Crawl Space Dehumidifier operates down to 33 degrees, without freeze up. Horizon 50 uses it's own hot gas bypass system to insure the dehumidifier continues working for you, even in low temperature settings, without freezing up.
So, which dehumidifier do you need ? The choice is easy. Horizon Dehumidifiers.
If you are looking for whole house dehumidifiers, The Energy Star Rated Horizon VERT is a 3000 SF Whole House Dehumidifier. The Horizon VERT can also be used to control a crawlspace with a 48" height, up to 7000 SF ! With a powerful 360 CFM blower, 100 PPD, super quiet operation @ just 52 db, standard sized filters for easy maintenance, which are available at your local hardware store, so you are not stuck purchasing overpriced filters from the manufacturer, Horizon Vert whole house dehumidifiers are simply the best on the market. They perform better, and are priced lower than competing units at just $1179 including freight.
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