How to Choose a Best Quiet Dehumidifier
The dehumidifier can bring that wet feeling out of the basement or the laundry room and prevent some other sticky situations: Over 50% humidity can cause dust, mold and mildew, other health problems. Normally, your space damper, you will need more space in the dehumidifier.
To remove moisture, a dehumidifier uses a fan to move air through the cooling coils, pulling moisture away from the air and dripping into the tank. All models in the Consumer Reports tests are fully operational. But some come closer to others to meet the moisture levels specified on the humidistat. And some are more effective or run lighter than others.
Most of the models we tested have automatic restart in the event of a power outage, as well as frost control to minimize fog accumulation on coils, sometimes occurring when the device is in the basement. cold.
How do we check the dehumidifier?
Small: evaluated to remove 30-35 pints of moisture per day
Average: is evaluated to remove 50 pints per day
Large: Rated to remove 60 to 70 pints per day
Our water removal test measures the ability to remove water from the air in our test chamber at 80 ° F and 60% relative humidity. The moisture accuracy check determines the tightness of each dehumidifier that can be reached and maintains the moisture level set.
To save energy, our engineers calculate the amount of energy needed to remove a pint of water from the air, and our cool room performance tests evaluate the removal performance and water efficiency. a room at 50 degrees and 60% relative humidity (a good indicator of performance in a cold, humid basement).
All of this data is aggregated into an Overall Score and rating for each dehumidifier we check. Our complete dehumidifier rating covers about 30 models.
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