After a?thorough guide on?oil diffuser benefits, here comes another air-maintenance article?a basement dehumidifier consumer guide! If you’re looking for the perfect dehumidifier to mold-proof your basement, we got you. We based this list from this year’s “best?basement dehumidifiers” reviews across the internet. We chose the qualities a buyer might prioritize in a dehumidifier?and chose a winner?based on which ones got the most shining reviews per category.
Basement Dehumidifier Consumer Guide 2017
1. Most Efficient Basement Dehumidifier
When choosing a basement dehumidifier, it?s important to take energy efficiency into consideration. After all, this is why we take the?time to measure the floor area of the room: get a dehumidifier too big for the room and you risk paying more than you need.
Introducing Frigidaire FFAD7033R1. This heavy duty 70-pint dehumidifier is a recurring star in a lot of reviews, but for this one, we give it an award for energy efficiency. According to Dehumidifier Buyer?s Guide, the FFAD7033R1 ?removed moisture much faster than most other 70 pint dehumidifiers [?] it is actually more ?energy efficient? than any other particular dehumidifier that is rated to draw less power but takes more time to dehumidify the same environment.?
2. Highest Reservoir Capacity
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For most basements, a 70-pint capacity would do, but let?s not forget the bigger and constantly wet crawlspaces out there. Also, for houses located in low-lying areas, basements can sometimes look like a pond after a hard downpour. Frigidaire?s 95 Pint Capacity Humidifier takes the cake when it comes to?commercial-grade basement dehumidifiers. It?s high-capacity and built for a high-needs basement. Bonus part? The unit shuts off by itself when the tank is almost full, so there?s no need for constant monitoring!
3. Tough Cookie Awardee
For this basement dehumidifier award, we looked for one that is easy to maintain (washable filter, and auto defrosting) and has a durable seal review from someone who has been using it for quite some time. The winner is the Aprilaire 1710A Dehumidifier. This 90-pint contender earned this review from an Amazon buyer: ?It?s powerful and effective. I?ll write again if it turns out not to be durable but I have no reason to think it will fall apart any time soon.?
4. Basement Dehumidifier with the Best Warranty Deal
Sometimes, customer care can make all the difference between high-quality products. That is why we chose to give an award to a basement dehumidifier with the best warranty deal. The award goes to Premiere 70 Dehumidifier by Danby, which offers a two-year warranty instead of the industry standard one year, plus an additional six months warranty on plastic parts. Talk about a great deal!
5. Basement Dehumidifier for All Seasons
If you live in an area where the temperatures fluctuate to extremes, it?s important to get a basement dehumidifier that has a wide operating temperature range. Therefore, for this one, we chose the Fral FDK54 Low Temperature Dehumidifier by Aerus, which boasts an impressive range of 33 to 95?F.
6.?Best Drainage Functionality Award
A handy drainage feature is something you should account for when choosing a basement dehumidifier. A pump removes any concerns about water overflow, and it?s a special kind of deal when you find a basement dehumidifier that has this accounted for. This is one of the prime features of the Delonghi DD50PE.
7.?Best Design Award
Additional features galore?that is what this category?s winner has over its competitors. The Friedrich D70BP boasts a defrost mode that is activated at temperatures below 54? F, an impressive LED display, and a separate temperature display. Oh, and it doesn?t hurt that it?s a looker, too.
If you have an extremely problematic basement, you might find this video tutorial by Eric Worral useful. This home hacker reduced his basement humidity from 95% to 60% in one day!
When it comes to basement dehumidifiers, it?s important to find one that suits your particular needs. With the perfect dehumidifier, dark and moldy basements are a thing of the past!
Are you using any of these basement dehumidifiers? Is your basement humidifier superb, but didn?t make the list? Share your experiences below. Now that we’ve gotten dehumidifiers out of the way, it’s time to talk about humidifier benefits, and why it’s also a must-have in your home.