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Compact Dehumidifier

Why Do You Want A Compact Dehumidifier? Know If Your Purpose Is Right!

How does a compact dehumidifier differ or compare from any model of dehumidifier now available in the market? Remember that a dehumidifier’s uses are health reasons and protection of home structures from the adverse effects of moistness or dampness. Can your compact dehumidifier serve these purposes?

The compact dehumidifier may be a confusing term. Some may think of it in the context of liter capacity. Some may believe that compact dehumidifiers are only for crawl spaces. The term compact really gives different connotations so – here is how it should be understood. The compactness of a dehumidifier is not on capacity. You can have 10L, 20L. 50L or 75L dehumidifier and still it can be considered compact. You can have a dehumidifier for a cabinet, a small room, a big room or a basement area or a whole house, yet your unit is still a compact dehumidifier. However, the compactness is based on the size of the unit itself.

Tips on buying a compact dehumidifier

  1. Determine where you are going to use the dehumidifier – in a cabinet or closet, in a small room, in the basement, in the whole house or in whatever bigger place. This will give you an idea as to the maximum size of the unit.
  2. Know the relative humidity of the space. (Have a hygrometer do the RH assessment.)This will give you an idea on the appurtenant liter capacity.
  3. Know the preferred configuration of the unit – horizontal shape or vertical type?
  4. You can choose between the refrigerated or dessicant type of compact dehumidifier.
  5. You need to transfer the compact dehumidifier from time to time in different places. Portability is your concern for a dehumidifier, so get a compact one.
  6. Energy factor is important. What is the power or electricity requirement to run the unit?
  7. Monetary consideration. Your budget is determinant in the kind of unit you will buy.
  8. Once you have decided on the size and capacity of your dehumidifier, investigate the features of each model and each brand. Know the product specifications and product highlights.

Among the product specifications and features you might want to look into are :

  1. Is the compact dehumidifier eco-friendly? New manufactured units use good quality refrigeration system that is environment friendly – would not even adversely affect the ozone layer.
  2. What is the unit’s operating temperature? The suggested optimal lowest operating temperature is 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. What technology supports the unit?  Is the unit of thermo-electric technology or still compressor run? With the thermo-electric, you would not need to worry about compressor maintenance.
  4. Does the unit have tank indicator? This will prevent spillage of water.
  5. Is the unit automatic? In case of power failure, the unit will automatically restart. Another automatic feature is choosing the mode and let the machine run as configured.

These are sufficient guides which you can follow to get the best compact dehumidifier fitted to your budget. But remember – compactness is not your primary concern. You want to get rid of those molds, mildews, spores, dust mites and bacteria that will cause allergy to you and your whole household. So to have this accomplished, have a good quality humidifier – compact or not – so long as it does the function it has been designed for.