A dehumidifier is typically a household appliance that reduces the level of humidity in the air. This humidity in the air affects people in a lot of ways. If your home has high humidity, insects such as moths, fleas and cockroaches are most likely to exist. In places with high humidity, people find it hard to dry their clothes and worse, they find it hard to fall asleep.
An effective dehumidifier must have the ability to keep track the current level of humidity and adjust it until the desired level. During the summer season, the ideal level is 40% and during winter time, level is likely to be at 30%.
Take note that the moisture that the dehumidifier takes off from the air is stored in a tank, which needs regular cleaning. If the tank is big, then you lessen your task of emptying it.
In purchasing dehumidifiers, you can choose those that use filter to protect the condensing coils from the dirt. In addition, choose those with filters that can be washed so you need not change it. Additionally, you may consider the noise it produces when in the process of operation.
As for your wallet, make sure you see the Energy Star logo when buying a dehumidifier.