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When homeowners consider purchasing important and necessary home appliances, some may not think to add a basement dehumidifier to that list. The uncomfortable, humid, and sticky feeling associated with confined spaces like basements, attics, storage areas, and rooms without air conditioning is a direct result of a high level of moisture in the air. Everyone reacts to high humidity differently, but most agree that it is uncomfortable and frustrating to live in. Enter dehumidifiers. Dehumidifiers are appliances that regulate the humidity level in a space. Basements tend to be very dank, damp, and sometimes odor filled due to the high level of moisture in them. This can not only be uncomfortable but ultimately dangerous to the house and those living in it. When looked at a little more closely, homeowners may find that the benefits, varieties, and sizes of dehumidifiers available for basements make them appliances worth investing in.

A basement dehumidifier is a great purchase for those wanting to create a more comfortable space to spend time in. Increased moisture in the air results in spaces feeling a lot warmer than they are, and it becomes more difficult for the human body to regulate temperature. Our body’s natural cooling system is to release sweat, however in areas of high humidity the air around us is already moist, rendering sweat less-effective in bringing down our body temperature.  In addition, dehumidifiers protect from mold, mildew, and a variety of allergens. Since increased moisture creates the perfect environment for allergens to thrive in, a basement dehumidifier is a great choice for those with allergies. Moist areas caused by humid air harbor bacteria, mold and mildew spores, dust mites, and other microscopic organisms that can pose a problem to the health of those living in the home. Aside from human health, the health of the home itself can be greatly improved by the use of a basement dehumidifier. Wood, which is the primary component of almost every home, can warp and become less sturdy in humid areas. Peeling paint, creaking floors, and mold are all examples of humidity levels being out of control in a home. Dehumidifiers help to regulate the humidity to a healthy, comfortable level for humans and homes alike.

Dehumidifiers work by utilizing a fan to pull air from the space into the machine. The air is then pulled over cooling coils, which remove the excess moisture from the air by lowering the air’s temperature. The newly dehumidified air is then heated to a set temperature and another fan redistributes the air back into the space. This process, while seemingly complicated, is a simple solution to a very frustrating problem. Like any appliance, homeowners must choose the correct unit for their space. It’s important to consider purchasing a basement dehumidifier that is made specifically for that purpose.

While there are various sizes and models on the market, a basement dehumidifier may be more heavy duty and can handle a larger, more humid space than one made for an indoor room. Take for example, the HI-E Dry 100. With the ability to remove two to three times more water per kilowatt hour of electricity than conventional dehumidifiers, the HI-E Dry 100 was created to be extremely efficient and economical, making it the perfect choice for damp basements. The industry standard for humidifiers is to remove around 3 pints of water per kilowatt hour (at 80° F and 60%RH,) but the HI-E Dry 100 removes 6.8 pints, meaning even the most humid of basements can become drier and more comfortable. In addition to this increased efficiency, the refrigeration system is smaller, allowing for the HI-E Dry 100 to cost less than commercial dehumidifiers and use less electricity. Lower power usage ultimately saves money for the homeowner, which is an added benefit. Portable and compact enough to not take up too much space, the HI-E Dry 100 is ideal for basements. For larger basements, HI-E offers another, larger model, the Dry 195. Removing 183 pints of water per day, the HI-E Dry 195 is as cost and energy efficient as the HI-E Dry 100. Both units are controlled by a dehumidistat, which tells the units when to dehumidify at certain points and temperatures. Homeowners are sure to benefit from either of these high performance, efficient machines.

Having a dry basement is so important for the home. Not only are many valuable family items such as photos, clothes, and holiday decorations often stored there, but basements are the structural foundation of a home. Flooding and increased moisture can affect the stability of the home and cause long-term issues if not taken care of. A basement dehumidifier is worth investing in before those issues arise.

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Vault Dehumidifier
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Published: Monday 15 July, 2013
A Guide To Home Dehumidifiers
A Guide To Home Dehumidifiers A home dehumidifier is an appliance that can regulate the moisture content of the air within a defined area.
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Purchase An Energy Efficient Dehumidifier To Cut Down Humidity
There are a number of energy efficient dehumidifiers on the market today and you need to be careful when selecting the best one.
Published: Monday 11 February, 2013
The Benefits of Having a Dry Basement
Many homes use a basement dehumidifier to remove the dampness and unpleasant odors caused by high indoor humidity.
Published: Monday 29 October, 2012
How a Dehumidifier Can Make Your Basement Comfortable
Many homes use a basement dehumidifier to remove the dampness and unpleasant odors caused by high indoor humidity.
Published: Tuesday 11 September, 2012
Installing A Basement Dehumidifier
Basement dehumidifiers can rid the room of moisture that can damage the woodworking and other elements in your basement.
Published: Sunday 09 September, 2012
Can a Dehumidifier Help Lower Your Electric Bill?
Having a basement dehumidifier in your home can make a dramatic difference not only in your overall comfort, but it will also help you reduce your air conditioning bill. In general, consumers use dehumidifiers over air conditioning because of the utility cost difference
Published: Monday 03 September, 2012
How To Remove Moisture From A Basement
Basement dehumidifiers work by drawing warm moist air into it and passing it over cooling coils, which then condenses onto the coil and drips into a holding tray or out a drip hose.
Published: Thursday 30 August, 2012
The Good And The Bad of Basement Dehumidifiers
One of the most important things to have in your home is a basement dehumidifier, however it can be the least researched and thought about thing before buying.
Published: Monday 27 August, 2012
Why A Basement Dehumidifier is a Must Have Appliance
A basement dehumidifier is a must have appliance for many households. Why? Because it is one of the best ways to keep your basement dry and comfortable.
Published: Wednesday 01 August, 2012
Crawl Space Drying With Desiccant Dehumidifier
If you have been the victim of flooding or an influx of excessive water, proper crawl space drying will be essential to ensure that you do not use a wet environment in that area.
Published: Tuesday 31 July, 2012
Choosing a Basement Dehumidifier
Most basements are susceptible to excessive moisture and water vapor which can be controlled by a basement dehumidifier. Water vapor can make its way through the floor or permeable surfaces and find its way into the space.
Published: Wednesday 25 July, 2012
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Published: Tuesday 24 July, 2012
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